Who is Adam Wharton? Crystal Palace’s rising star who became England's wildcard

Adam Wharton
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Gareth Southgate was not afraid to roll the dice with his provisional Euro 2024 squad on Tuesday.

The England boss named five uncapped players in his 33-man selection, while established Three Lions veterans like Marcus Rashford, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling were nowhere to be seen. 

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.