International update

By SFC Media Tue 08 Oct First team

11 Southampton players have now linked up with their respective international squads following Sunday's Barclays Premier League win over Swansea City.

Rickie Lambert has joined up with the senior England side at St George's Park ahead of crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland at Wembley Stadium.

Also up in Burton is Lambert's Saints teammate James Ward-Prowse, who is in the England Under-21s squad for their 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying matches against San Marino and Lithuania.

However, Luke Shaw has been forced to withdraw from the Young Lions squad for those matches having missed that victory over Swansea after a bout of tonsillitis. He will now recuperate at Staplewood ahead of Southampton's trip to Manchester United next Saturday.

Also ruled out of international action is young left-back Matt Targett, who suffered an ankle injury in training shortly after being called into the England Under-19 squad for the first time.

Calum Chambers has linked up with the Under-19s ahead of their 2014 UEFA European U19 Championship qualifiers against Slovenia, Andorra and Switzerland in Ptuj.

Dani Osvaldo linked up with the Italy squad at their base in Coverciano yesterday ahead of their final two qualifying matches, with their ticket to Brazil already secured.

Artur Boruc is with the Poland squad for their games against Ukraine and England, with there being a chance he could come up against his Saints teammate Lambert at Wembley in a week's time.

Maya Yoshida has flown out to Serbia, who Japan face in a friendly this Friday before transferring over to Minsk, where they play Belarus next week.

Dejan Lovren has arrived in Zagreb, where Croatia host Belgium this week and then head over to Scotland for their final qualifier next Tuesday.

Steven Davis is with the Northern Ireland senior squad, while young goalkeeper Chris Johns is in the Under-19s party that will take on Belgium, France and Iceland for a place at next year's UEFA European U19 Championships.

Gastón Ramírez has arrived in Montevideo ahead of Uruguay's decisive World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Argentina, while young winger Lloyd Isgrove will link up with the senior Wales squad for the first time this afternoon after his late call-up yesterday.

Look out for a gallery of our international players in training on and a full international preview tomorrow.

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