From the Back Pages, November 20: Gareth Southgate can take his pick of my senior stars for Euro 2015 tournament in the Czech Republic

From the back pages
From the back pages

Roy Hodgson has given England Under 21 chief Gareth Southgate the pick of his senior squad for next summer’s Euro 2015 tournament in the Czech Republic. (Daily Mail)

Brendan Rodgers wants Divock Origi on board in January to help solve Liverpool’s striking crisis. (The Mirror)

Dave Whelan, the Wigan Athletic chairman, defended his controversial decision to appoint Malky Mackay last night, but said that he had taken measures to “protect” the club against the potential fallout from an FA investigation into his new manager. (The Times)

Louis van Gaal is exploring the possibility of signing Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels in January for what would be a British record transfer fee for a defender. (The Guardian)

Jack Wilshere believes that he should be playing his England holding role for Arsenal but is being stopped by Arsène Wenger, his club manager. (The Telegraph)

GEORGE FORD has been given carte blanche to run England’s show against Samoa after being handed a first Test start and the goalkicking duties by Stuart Lancaster. (The Express)

Jules Bianchi is out of the artificial coma in which he was placed shortly after his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix in October. (The Independent)