England at the Euros: Sky Sports readers select their preferred XI for this summer

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At the start of the international break, we asked you to step into Gareth Southgate's shoes and pick your preferred XI for England at the Euros this summer. We can now reveal the results...

The difficult decisions he will have to make and fierce debate over who deserves a spot was highlighted when a selection of Sky Sports football writers made their picks, with none agreeing on the same XI, while a variety of formations were put forward.

So who do the Sky Sports digital readers want to see in the team? Here, we reveal which players were the most-selected...

Goalkeeper - Dean Henderson

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Image: Dean Henderson has had some recent game time for Man Utd

Jordan Pickford has been Southgate's long-term No 1 but Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson gets the nod from the Sky Sports readers.

Interestingly, it was Burnley 'keeper Nick Pope next on the list for our readers, with Pickford ranking third among selections.

Defence - Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw

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With the majority of readers opting for a 4-3-3 formation, revitalised Manchester City defender John Stones, and Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire claimed the two centre-back positions, with Maguire's team-mate Luke Shaw - who has only just been recalled to Southgate's squad - a clear winner ahead of Ben Chilwell for the left-back slot.

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Midfield - Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Phil Foden

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Image: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was a popular choice in midfield

Jordan Henderson is absent from the current squad due to injury but he should be fit and firing come the summer and, along with Declan Rice, would provide energy and steel in the centre of the park for this readers' dream England XI.

To go alongside that industry, Manchester City's Phil Foden was selected to bring some flair and creativity to proceedings. The rising star hasn't always been a starter for the Premier League champions-elect, but his performances when he has been on the pitch for Pep Guardiola's side have clearly impressed our readers.

Chelsea's Mason Mount and Aston Villa's Jack Grealish - who was also in the running for a place in the front three - were next in line, but missed out.

Attack - Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford

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Image: Raheem Sterling was selected as part of the front three

England have an abundance of attacking options right now and whittling those players down to fill the three forward slots is no easy task.

However, our readers have gone with a trio Southgate has turned to regularly during his tenure, with Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford providing pace on the flanks, and captain Harry Kane playing through the middle.

England's XI for the Euros - as selected by Sky Sports readers
Image: England's XI for the Euros - as selected by Sky Sports readers

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