Hodgson Names Gibbs, Henderson & Southampton Duo In Latest England Squad

By on November 7, 2013
Kieran Gibbs

Kieran Gibbs at an England training session

England manager Roy Hodgson has named his latest squad for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany, as confirmed by theFC.com.

The big news is that Southampton have been rewarded for their excellent start to the season with three players being included in the 28-man squad. Rickie Lambert is once again included but Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana have also been handed call-ups.

Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs has been rewarded for his fine form as well and joins team mate Jack Wilshere in the squad despite the fact the midfielder is currently out with an ankle injury, but Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain out through injury.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson also returns to the fold having turned out for the Reds in all 10 Premier League games so far this season and makes the move up from the under-21’s to join team mates Glen Johnson and Daniel Sturridge in the squad.

Under-fire Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart retains his place as does team mate James Milner. Manchester United have six players in the squad, namely Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

Chelsea are also well represented with Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard in the 28, while Tottenham trio Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend and Jermaine Defoe also feature.

Here’s the full squad:

Goalkeepers
Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

Defenders
Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker

Midfielders
Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Forwards
Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck

England welcome Chile to Wembley on Friday 15th November before taking on Germany four days later as they continue their preparations for the 2014 World Cup Finals.

What do you think of the squad? Any names missing? Share your views below.

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One Comment

  1. patrick

    November 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Bloody friendly matches.

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