Gareth Southgate insisted Adam Wharton and the rest of England's first-time call-ups have a chance of making the European Championship squad.

Blackburn Rovers' Academy graduate was called up by the Three Lions boss for their 33-man training camp to face Bosnia & Herzegovina and Iceland.

It's the first time Wharton has made the senior set-up, having only been included in the Under-21s for the first time in March. 

Southgate will have to cut seven from his 33 players by June 8, after the two friendly matches. Only 26 players can be on the plane to Germany this summer.

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Whilst Wharton may be a favourite to drop out in the national media, Southgate insists that, especially because of England's injury issues, everyone has a chance of making the cut.

"Everyone has a chance. There are some players that we wanted to see," he explained.

"The reason for a longer squad, we were in a similar position in the last Euros and more time will help us make better decisions and give a better balance to the squad.

"There are some injury issues that are very obvious and apparent and there are some where we don't have the full information. We need to see some of them and see how they react to training.

"It's as complicated a squad as I can remember picking. We have time so I think this will help us make better decisions."

He added: "You'd like to have experience but we need to see some of these younger guys who have had good seasons.

"We can learn more about them and we feel they're the best players at this moment in time.

"I haven't had a chance to call the new players we're welcoming in. My priority is always to speak with those that unfortunately haven't made the squad. I am sure they are very excited."