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Luke Shaw has been awarded for his fine form at Southampton this season with a first full international call up to Roy Hodgson’s side for the friendly fixture against Denmark on Wednesday Evening.

He is the only player to be called up to this squad who is yet to win a cap, but following a superb season for the Saints, Hodgson has decided to call up the 18 year old.

Elsewhere, Jermaine Defoe gets another call up, despite playing only 36 Premier League minutes in this calendar year, and the striker has also completed a move to Canadian side Toronto FC.

Defoe will say his goodbyes to White Hart Lane in the Europa League tie against Dnipro, before jetting off to Canada.

Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling have also been included yet again, whilst West Bromwich goalkeeper Ben Foster earns a call up by Hodgson, just weeks after coming back from a serious foot injury.

Celtic shot-stopper Fraser Forster has been called up to provide competition for Hart, Foster and Norwich City keeper John Ruddy, following Forster’s superb domestic season for Celtic, keeping an incredible 11 straight clean sheets for Glasgow Celtic.

Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker has also been drafted into the squad, as a replacement for Phil Jagielka, who is out of the 30 man squad.

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has also been called up, despite recent criticism of his current club form.

This is the last international outing before Hodgson needs to pick his provisional squad on 13th May.

The Squad in full….

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Cardiff City), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).                         

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

 

Forwards: Jermaine Defoe (Toronto FC), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).

By Ben Reardon

@BenReardon1 

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