Euro 2016 is drawing closer, but the squads are not yet set in stone. There is still a chance for some uncapped players to make it into their national-team squads.

Danny Rose has played 29 times for the England U21s

Danny Rose has played 29 times for the England U21s

Danny RoseEngland/Tottenham

With Manchester United’s Luke Shaw recovering from a broken leg, there is a vacancy in the England squad for someone to provide competition for Leighton Baines. Rose’s consistent performances from left back for Spurs’ this season has seen his club transform into title challengers as they could go top of the league with a win over West Ham today. Roy Hodgson would be shortsighted to not even consider Rose, who has been one of the best left backs in the Premier League this season.

A call-up to the national team would neither be a surprise or undeserved for Leicester's Frenchman N’Golo

A call-up to the national team would neither be a surprise or undeserved for Leicester’s Frenchman N’Golo Kanté

 

 

N’Golo Kanté – France/Leicester

One of Leicester’s standout performers in their fairytale season from relegation battle to title challenge, N’Golo has never been called up to a France squad for any age group. His performances this season have drawn many plaudits , in particular for his tackling and interceptions. Leicester manager, Ranieri, noted: “What he does is huge. He recovers an uncountable number of balls and he is pretty unstoppable when he accelerates

Renato SanchesPortugal/Benfica

The youngest player on this list, 18 year old attacking midfielder Renato Sanches, is enjoying his breakout season at Benfica. Despite his limited experience, his performances for Benfica in domestic and European competition has led some to call for him to be included in the Portuguese squad.

 

 

Guilherme has recently become available for selection after getting Russian citizenship

Guilherme has recently become available for selection after getting Russian citizenship

Guilherme MarinatoRussia/Lokomotiv Moscow

The experienced Brazilian goalkeeper has been playing between the sticks for Lokomotiv Moscow for nearly a decade and has recently acquired Russian citizenship so will be available for selection for the first time. Whilst Russia plan to use the naturalisation of players before the 2018 World Cup, it is unclear whether Guilherme will be the first.

Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez's impressive recent performances have attracted the attention of both Manchester United and Arsenal

Atletico Madrid’s Saúl Ñiguez’s impressive recent performances have attracted the attention of both Manchester United and Arsenal

Saúl ÑiguezSpain/Atletico Madrid

Vicente del Bosque is not a coach that likes to change personnel too often, but he has said he admires the industrious 21 year old, noting: “Saúl covers a lot of ground and is a real team player“. The versatile midfielder is the most likely uncapped player to squeeze into the holders’ Euro 2016 squad, as he represents a rare back-up option for Sergio Busquets in the holding role yet also offers a lot in attack, having scored seven times for Atlético this campaign.

Tom Bradshaw scored once in eight games for the Wales U21s

Tom Bradshaw scored once in eight games for the Wales U21s

Tom BradshawWales/Walsall

Called up but unused in the most recent national squad, Tom Bradshaw will hope to get a chance to prove his worth in upcoming friendlies against Northern Ireland and Ukraine. With fellow Welsh strikers Church, Robson-Kanu and Lawrence struggling to find goalscoring form, Bradshaw will hope that his 15 goals for Walsall this season will have further attracted Chris Coleman’s attention. The former Aberystwyth Town man, will be hoping his performances for promotion chasing Walsall will be enough to see him make it to the Euro’s.

Danny Drinkwater is in line for a call up for friendlies against Holland and Germany

Danny Drinkwater is in line for a call up for friendlies against Holland and Germany

 

Danny DrinkwaterEngland/Leicester

Another Leicester player who has been performing consistently for high flying Leicester is 25 year old Danny Drinkwater. Instrumental in pushing Leicester up to the top of the table, Roy Hodgson has been keeping his eye on him (and other Leicester players) at the King Power stadium this season. Aside from Top Scorer Vardy, Drinkwater is the most likely Leicester player to make the England squad.

Many experts believe it is time for Aynerick Laporte to get his debut at international level

Many experts believe it is time for Aymeric Laporte to get his debut at international level

Aymeric LaporteFrance/Athletic Bilbao

The Basque defender, who is only the second ever French player to play for Bilbao had the option to play for Spain, but has confirmed that he wants to play for ‘Les Bleus‘. Whilst there was clear surprise at non-selection at the most recent call-ups, Aymeric Laporte will be hoping to change Didier Dechamps mind in the next four months.

Since joining Brentford in 2014, Alan Judge has gone on to become a fan favourite at Griffin Park

Since joining Brentford in 2014, Alan Judge has gone on to become a fan favourite at Griffin Park

Alan Judge  Ireland /Brentford

The attacking midfielder has been one of the standout performers in the Championship this season, scoring ten goals and providing fourteen assists in an average Brentford side. Despite representing Ireland at all youth levels, the 27 year old, has yet to receive his first full team debut.

Others that could make their international squads are Vitaliy Buvalskiy (Ukraine/Dynamo Kiev), Domenico Berardi (Italy/Sassuolo), Hector Bellerin (Spain/Arsenal), Ander Herrera (Spain/Manchester United) and Leonardo Pavoletti (Italy/Genoa).