the sunniest uk on record and was the sunniest uk on record and only the temperature is a little bit above average and we store 21 days where the temperatures got above 20 degrees and fast forward to this year, and we have only had one, but at long last that will change. from thursday onwards, temperatures were somewhat creep above 20 and by the start of the bank holiday weekend, more widely into the 20s. a few days away, so bear that in mind if it's still raining. it is towards the south—west and will be for a few hours across the channel island with a few lively showers across scotland and northern england fading but then more rain returning. 0ne and northern england fading but then more rain returning. one or two isolated showers further south but still a pretty chilly night across from southern areas and rural areas of south—west wales and south—west england on the south east midlands down by about two or three degrees. at a bright start to the day and one or two showers in northern ireland, clouding over the midlands and east anglia later with outbreaks of rain and it will be a damp start for scotland and northern england as it brightens up, the outbreaks of rain could turn heavy and thundery. a
cool breeze blowing down the eastern coast to keep things distinctly chilly. lighterwinds, more chilly. lighter winds, more sunshine, chilly. lighterwinds, more sunshine, and temperatures creeping up sunshine, and temperatures creeping up to about 16 or 18 degrees. we finished the day with a few showers and thunderstorms across southern england, and then a ridge of high pressure builds across the country and that means, believe it or not, most places will be dry. there will be the odd, isolated shower and later in the day the rain creeps into northern ireland but with most places dry and varying amounts of cloud and sunny spells, temperatures continue to creep up. the rain will creep into western areas on friday, and some patchy rain and won't be completely dry all weekend but most places will see sunshine and it's much warmer than it has been. goad much warmer than it has been. good news. that's all from the bbc news at six. so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jane dougall. southgate's squad for now. seven extra players are named as the england manager prepares for the euros with one eye on the european finals. iam i am probably foster here at ahead of tomorrow night europa league final and the manchester united fans are arriving here this evening in their hundreds. and, a year on from the death of george floyd, we look at the impact on the sporting world and ask if any changes have taken place.
hello and welcome to sportsday. welcome to the programme. 12 of his players are involved in european finals, so england manager gareth southgate felt he could only name a provisional squad of 33 for the upcoming euros, including seven extra players. his final squad won't be named until next week, just before england's warm up games. there were a few surprise inclusions for now, dan roanjoins us from st george's park.dan, how unusual is this, that seven players will be told next week, they aren't in fact needed? there is no doubt that he was not trying to hide the fact that england has some challenges to overcome ahead of their heroes. as you have
been mentioning, not least the fact that this week 12 of their players are involved in european finals with chelsea and manchester city contesting the champions league final import sale over the weekend and then tomorrow night manchester united involved in the europa league final. 0n the one hand that is good for england. it gives some of their players big match experience and hopefully some experience of winning trophies as well. on the other hand it does mean that southgate is when it does mean that southgate is when it comes to the risk of injury. he can't afford to many more. with key men such as the liverpool captain george henderson who has not paid since february because of the joint —— grain issue and harry mcguire struggling with an ankle issue, southgate knows that he really cannot afford to many more injuries with what just one cannot afford to many more injuries with whatjust one half weeks now to go before they heroes kick off. as you have said, there are some surprises for players. two
defenders, the clearly cover for harry mcguire in case he does not make it. trent alexander—arnold is in. they a lot of controversy about the fact that he was left out of southgate's last squad. he is in base 33 main professional squad. that he make it into the final cut? he would have to wait and see. some of these players have a nervous wait. it's the combination of the injuries and also the european final. here is what southgate told me earlier on today when i spoke to him. ~ , . ' me earlier on today when i spoke to him. ~ , ., ' ., me earlier on today when i spoke to him. , ., ' him. we still have 12 to pay and sort of had _ him. we still have 12 to pay and sort of had two _ him. we still have 12 to pay and sort of had two big _ him. we still have 12 to pay and sort of had two big injuries - him. we still have 12 to pay and sort of had two big injuries last| sort of had two big injuries last weekend — sort of had two big injuries last weekend itself there's a risk of that _ weekend itself there's a risk of that we — weekend itself there's a risk of that. we have four players who have been entered currently or returning from injury— been entered currently or returning from injury and although we've had good _ from injury and although we've had good communication medically we are still a _ good communication medically we are still a little _ good communication medically we are still a little bit in the dark of the full_ still a little bit in the dark of the full picture of those guys so we can see _ the full picture of those guys so we can see them with our own eyes and see them _ can see them with our own eyes and see them on— can see them with our own eyes and see them on the training page. how
would ou see them on the training page. firm" would you describe the squad in general? how excited are you and how would you describe the balance and give her a fantastic young talent make betting them who have all had great seasons but on the other hand you have got a lot of experience behind pickford when it comes to goalkeepers for example. how would you assess it. goalkeepers for example. how would you assess it— you assess it. when you are a ounuer you assess it. when you are a younger player— you assess it. when you are a younger player some - you assess it. when you are a younger player some of - you assess it. when you are a younger player some of your. younger player some of your assessments are different. they want to win but they are not as established in the group. so we have got a real contrast of experiences but a good collective spirit. we know we have got some really exciting talent and i don't think for this team at its peak, i think there's a lot of growth to come with this team but we are here and we want to be here including the families for nine notches. hour families for nine notches. how important _ families for nine notches. how important is — families for nine notches. how important is it _ families for nine notches. how important is it that _ families for nine notches. how important is it that your - families for nine notches. how important is it that your team takes advantage of this wonderful opportunity in terms of what is effectively home advantage? if you go all the way all but one of the matches will be at wendy. it’s
go all the way all but one of the matches will be at wendy. it's a treat matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend _ matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend for _ matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend for us _ matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend for us to _ matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend for us to be - matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend for us to be able i matches will be at wendy. it's a great friend for us to be able to | great friend for us to be able to pay it limply with friends back in the stadium and that's something the whole country are looking forward to. we recognise there is a part for us to play on our country getting back on its feet if you like and we are heading in that direction now for the vaccination programme and it appears to be successful which is brilliant for everybody. we hope we can bring some enjoyment and entertainment to people. you can bring some enjoyment and entertainment to people. you can see desite entertainment to people. you can see des - ite the entertainment to people. you can see despite the issues _ entertainment to people. you can see despite the issues and _ entertainment to people. you can see despite the issues and challenges - despite the issues and challenges that england face, southgate does give off an air of quiet confidence i of the zeros. and let's not forget that three years ago in russia, 2018 world cup he masterminded england's routes all the way to the semifinals. he almost went all the way. he's already succeeded because of that and reviving the team after years of underachievement. he introduced some fantastic young talent huge potential. and as he said, the big difference this time
is that there is home advantage. if england can go all the way to the final, all but one of their matches will be at wembley. there is that mouthwatering crash again scotland to look forward to as well. the first match is that mouthwatering crash again scotland to look forward to as well. the first match against croatia and the czech republic. so a huge amount to look forward to. he said they are not the favourites but there's no doubt as well on their day, england have the potential to beat anyone. so we would have to see how the deal. ben croutcher is here to talk us through southgate's choices for now. and ben, four uncapped players? as he mentioned there were four uncapped players and focusing on the goalkeeper and the defendant is. you may recognise some names here. sam johnstone and aaron ramsey dale from sheffield united. both medicated from the premier league but they were kept busy by their defences. you may not recognise a couple of means here if we focus on these two
in particular ben white. he can play centre half but can play anywhere across the back for. also could play in holding the field as lead as he did for a few times in the previous season. he's never been picked for england than any squad and a couple of years ago was pain leaked to football. if you focus on that contrary from everything. he had a fine season and if you needed proof of how good he has been, rio ferdinand one of the greatest centre half has congratulated him and said it's deserved. the situation that england got themselves in. they have for right back. derek southgate today said that he does not see them as rightfax, hejust sees today said that he does not see them as rightfax, he just sees them as good footballers and trent alexander—arnold is the key one here. he was left out of the most recent england squad in march but then liverpool had a resurgence. they finished the season with ten games unbeaten and alexander—arnold was pivotal to that. there are question marks about his defending. will southgate include him, reese
james, and kyle walker? we will wait and see. that is his headache, not ours. what about midfield and up front? not too many surprises in midfield. drew betting on himself, 17 years of age, one of three teenagers and a 33 man squad. he's probably the most likely to miss out and lose one of those midfielders. as for the forwards, probably will not be taking away all of these players. what came from aston that i had a remarkable season since signing from branford.14 had a remarkable season since signing from branford. 1a goals. 16 in all competitions and scored on his england debut. he is going to be fighting with mason greenwood to get into the squad. the manchester united player base further out and has not been as prolific as what teams this season. and does have that you final tomorrow. many people have been questioning where is
patrick. james says how have you not be named in the squad? 17 goals only second to harry and english scores in the premier league. if you take a look at his statistics ever present in that league. 17 goals and assist, far prolific but direct out it can't squeeze him into this england team. a few omissions that have raised an eyebrow, who has missed out? we could make an impressive england team with the players that are not going to be going to european championships. nick pope, the goalkeeper missing with a knee injury. eric was so prolific for england a few years ago. he scored that penalty in the world cup against columbia. derek southgate as i don't think he's been strong enough to season. another interesting omission is james madison for leicester city. he had a brilliant season. he struggled with injury and lost his place in the team towards the end of the season. southgate says the competition for braces was the reason for his
missing. he's got another week to find seven players to only from that squad and then we are getting into the european championships. there's news from germany today that hansi flick will be taking over as manager of the national side, after the euros. he'll replace joachim loew, whom he served under as an assistant for 8 years, winning the world cup in 2014. flick left his role as head coach at bayern munich last week. well, as we mentioned earlier, so many of gareth southgate's england players are involved in european finals and injuries may be an issue for him. they've also been an problem for manchester united, but despite club captain harry maguire missing the final four games of the season with an ankle injury, he has been named in their 26 man squad for tomorrows europa league final against villareal in gdasnsk. 0lly foster is there for us now, 0llie, he's been an instrumental part of the united squad for most of the season, will maguire play?
he certainly feels the progress is being made. if you think you need any to play a part as well. the 26th of may tomorrow also happens to be his birthday. also back in 1999 on that date tomorrow scored one of manchester united's most famous goals of the city against bayern munich in the champions league final. is everything pointing towards manchester united winning this final? here is the manager. it might be the stepping stone for something better to come. a, might be the stepping stone for something better to come. a bright future because _ something better to come. a bright future because of— something better to come. a bright future because of this _ something better to come. a bright future because of this team - something better to come. a bright future because of this team it's - something better to come. a bright future because of this team it's a i future because of this team it's a young _ future because of this team it's a young team and it's a team that we