Gareth Southgate refrained from making any changes to the England squad for their final Euro 2024 qualifiers, excluding Raheem Sterling.

Although Southgate's team is already guaranteed a place in the German championship next year, there were many well-known faces in the 25-man roster for their November 17 home match against Malta and their November 17 trip to North Macedonia.

Callum Wilson of Newcastle replaces Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, who is sidelined due to an ankle injury, while Manchester City defender John Stones is out due to injury.

After being included in the squad for the World Cup in Qatar last year, Chelsea attacker Sterling has missed the previous five international camps, but Southgate stated that his options were still open.

"The door is 100 percent open not only for Raheem but for other players not in the squad," said Southgate.

"We don't need to know about his quality, his personality. He is a crucial part of why we've had the journey over the last few years.

"I can only repeat what I have said in the meetings, we're playing exceptionally well and who can I leave out?"

Southgate expressed his disappointment that Stones had sustained another injury and revealed Chelsea defender Reece James asked not to be included in the squad after only recently returning to action after a hamstring issue.

"I am really disappointed for John," Southgate said.

"The quality of his play is outstanding. He's having a difficult time injury-wise at the moment, but it gives others an opportunity, and we need to know more about other players in that pitch area.