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England squad: Rooney captain, Shock call ups for Newcastle's Jack Colback, Aston Villa's Fabian Delph and Tottenham's Danny Rose

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Roy Hodgson has announced his England squad for their upcoming friendly and Euro qualifier double header next week, with four uncapped players amongst the ranks.

After the retirement of captain Steven Gerrard and fellow midfielder Frank Lampard, this first squad since England's disappointing World Cup campaign was always going to bring a few surprises.

And they came with the midfield pairing of Newcastle's Jack Colback and Aston Villa's Fabian Delph. Hodgson watched Delph play for Villa last weekend.

With Gerrard and Lampard retired and Michael Carrick unfit, there are plenty of spots available in the middle of the park these days, and both will be hoping they get a chance to fill one.

Arsenal's Callum Chambers, recently signed from Southampton, was already widely expected to receive his first call up at the age of 19, having started both Aresnal's Premier League games this season.

Tottenham's Danny Rose also received a call up at left back as cover for Leighton Baines, with Luke Shaw and John Flanagan both injured.

16 of the squad were in the 23 man World Cup squad in the summer, with John Stones part of the 30 provisional squad who flew to Miami for a training camp. 

Tottenham's Andros Townsend, who was injured for the tournament makes his return to the squad, after scoring crucial goals to help England qualify.

The full squad is listed below:


Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Everton)

Midfielders: Jack Colback (Newcastle United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)

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