Tottenham news: Fans believe Austin should be in squad over Kane

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7th Nov, 2016 | 12:31pm

Twitter fans: 27-year-old striker should be in England squad ahead of Kane

By Harvey Byrne

Harry Kane has been selected in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, but a number of fans have suggested on Twitter that Charlie Austin would have been a better option.

The 23-year-old Tottenham forward recovered from an ankle injury suffered in September to face Arsenal in Sunday’s north London derby.

He started the match and bagged a penalty, but it was noticeable from his display that he hadn’t seen any game time for almost two months with a number of heavy touches and short passes.

Fans believe that he should not have walked straight back into the national squad with in-form forward Charlie Austin a notable absentee from Southgate’s team, who has selected Kane, Marcus Rashford, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy instead.

The 27-year-old Southampton striker has bagged eight goals in 14 appearances in all competitions for the south coast club this season and has been their main goal threat under manager Claude Puel

However, he won’t be making his national team debut with matches against Scotland and Spain coming up, much to the fans on social media disgust.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

England will face Scotland in their World Cup qualifying Group F at Wembley on Friday before taking on Spain at home for a friendly clash next Tuesday.

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