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England Squad Announced: Cleverley Returns, Chamberlain Misses Out

Stuart Pearce has announced the England squad next weeks friendly against Holland at Wembely and as promised, it has a very youthful feel. See the full squad

Stuart Pearce has announced his England squad for the friendly against Holland next week at Wembely and as promised, it has a very youthful feel.

Pearce has named a 25-man squad on the official FA website and perhaps the biggest surprise name to be selected is Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard returns for his first match in 15 months, while Man City’s Micah Richards and West Ham’s Rob Green also return. Man Utd midfielder Tom Cleverley is expected to earn his first senior cap.

Notable names missing from the squad include Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick, Michael Dawson, Andy Carroll, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Lennon, and Peter Crouch, with some presumably left out as part of the ‘youth’ approach while others may have been overlooked.

Here is the Squad in full:

Goalkeepers:

Scott Carson (Bursaspor), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Robert Green (West Ham United).

Defenders:

Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders:

Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards:

Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Fraizer Campbell (Sunderland), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

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