Rodriguez and Lallana called up

Southampton duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana are in England's squad for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

Last Updated: 07/11/13 at 13:02 Post Comment

Jay Rodriguez: Named in the England squad

Jay Rodriguez: Named in the England squad

Roy Hodgson sprang two big surprises by naming uncapped Southampton duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana in his squad for England's upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

Rodriguez has scored four times for Saints this term while his 25-year-old team-mate Lallana has been in good form for the South Coast club, who are flying high in the Barclays Premier League.

There is also a recall for Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been included despite fears over his ankle injury while fellow Gunner Kieran Gibbs also gets a recall.

As expected, Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster is included in the squad and he will challenge Joe Hart for the number one spot. John Ruddy is England's third goalkeeper in a 28-man squad named by Hodgson.

Captain Steven Gerrard is named in the squad even though he has been out of action recently with a hip problem.

There had been speculation that Ravel Morrison, Luke Shaw, Saido Berahino, Wilfried Zaha or James Ward-Prowse would be included in the main squad, but they have been named in the Under-21 side to face Finland and San Marino.

The senior side will play Chile a week on Friday before hosting old enemy Germany at Wembley four days later.

Hodgson has vowed to rotate his line-up for the double-header in order to give his young guns a chance to force their way into his World Cup squad.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 19, is expected to feature in the fixtures.

Andros Townsend, who made two stunning performances for England last month, keeps his place in the squad and is also expected to feature in the upcoming games.

England squad: Forster (Celtic), Hart (Manchester City), Ruddy (Norwich); Baines (Everton), Cahill, Cole (both Chelsea), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Jones, Smalling (both Manchester United), Walker (Tottenham); Barkley (Everton), Carrick, Cleverley (both Manchester United), Gerrard, Henderson (both Liverpool), Lallana (Southampton), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Manchester City), Townsend (Tottenham), Wilshere (Arsenal); Defoe (Tottenham), Lambert, Rodriguez (Southampton), Rooney (Manchester United), Sturridge (Liverpool), Welbeck (Manchester United).

England Under-21 squad: Bond (Watford), Butland (Barnsley, on loan from Stoke), Long (Sheffield United); Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jenkinson (Arsenal), Keane (Manchester United), Moore (Leicester), Robinson (Blackpool, on loan from Liverpool), Shaw (Southampton), Stones (Everton); Chalobah (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Chelsea), Hughes (Derby), Morrison (West Ham), Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Ince (Blackpool), Lingard (Birmingham, on loan from Manchester United), Sterling (Liverpool), Zaha (Manchester United); Berahino (West Brom), Kane (Tottenham), Ings (Burnley), Nick Powell (Wigan, on loan from Manchester United).


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company