The 19-year-old received his second call-up to his country's U21s squad after pulling out of the first invitation through injury and it was thought that his excellent form in the Premier League with Everton would propel him into the match-day squad at the least this evening.
Southgate has reportedly opted for Southampton defender Matt Targett instead for the left-back slot.
"He was very close to being named in the squad," Southgate said of the decision. "It was tactical. We only really wanted one defender on the bench because we wanted forward options for tonight."
Galloway is primarily a centre half but is being blooded at fullback by Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park and the ex-MK Dons player will likely follow a similar route to that trod by John Stones who rose through England's ranks as a right back.
Elsewhere, Gerard Deulofeu was in Spain U21s line-up once more as they took on Sweden in Tenerife. The Blues' winger has been in great form for his country's U21 side in recent weeks and he again provided an assist for Oli Torres to score the opening goal but the match ended 1-1.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Russell Griffiths started for England U20s in their 1-0 defeat to Germany with Mason Holgate on the bench and Jonjoe Kenny started for England U19s in their goalless draw with Italy this afternoon; his team-mate Callum Connolly was named as a substitute but didn't feature.
Likewise, Harry Charsley was an unused sub for Ireland U21s as they lost 1-0 to Italy in U21 European Championship qualifying.
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1 Posted 13/10/2015 at 17:19:18
2 Posted 13/10/2015 at 17:27:28
3 Posted 13/10/2015 at 17:34:05
I'm glad that Brendan hasn't been chosen on this occasion because Everton need him at the moment.
4 Posted 13/10/2015 at 17:41:03
5 Posted 13/10/2015 at 17:58:36
6 Posted 13/10/2015 at 20:22:23
7 Posted 13/10/2015 at 20:31:08
Anyway, as others have stated, at least he won't get injured.
8 Posted 13/10/2015 at 20:32:07
9 Posted 13/10/2015 at 21:17:23
Galloway has been the best LB in the Premier League this season so I don't see how playing in a match like this would benefit him anyway but, by admitting his omission as 'tactical', Southgate has just made himself out to be an even bigger tit than most originally thought.
10 Posted 13/10/2015 at 21:18:19
11 Posted 13/10/2015 at 21:29:51
12 Posted 14/10/2015 at 00:24:22
In many ways, it works well for Everton as a hole, Brendan will return to us fully fit and play at the weekend v man u, so everyone blue is a winner.
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