Fabio Capello makes his picks.
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Wolves winger Matt Jarvis has been called up by England for the first time, for the Euro 2012 qualifying match against Wales on Saturday.
Jarvis, 24, has made a couple of provisional squads this season but not boss Fabio Capello’s final cut.
With Theo Walcott injured and Adam Johnson only just fit again and not included, he will be competing with Aaron Lennon and Ashley Young.
As expected, Liverpool striker Andy Carroll returns to the squad.
Carroll impressed Capello when he made his debut in the friendly defeat to France in November as a Newcastle player.
The forward has since moved to Anfield in a £35m deal but missed last month’s encounter with Denmark because of a thigh injury.
He has started in Liverpool’s last two matches, against Braga and Sunderland, and the England coach always made it clear he would return once he had regained his fitness.
Lennon is included for the first time since England’s last qualifier against Montenegro in October.
Everton defender Phil Jagielka is back, along with Tottenham striker Peter Crouch, in a 26-man squad that will also feature in the friendly match against Ghana at Wembley on 29 March.
It is the Wales encounter that is crucial, though, with England knowing they cannot afford to drop points at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Goalkeepers: Ben Foster (Birmingham), Robert Green (West Ham), Joe Hart (Man City).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Bolton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Man City), John Terry (Chelsea, capt), Kyle Walker (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Man City), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Matt Jarvis (Wolves), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Man City), Scott Parker (West Ham), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Strikers: Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) (BBC Sport)
So what do you make of Fabio Capello’s selections? Clearly the issue of the England captaincy is garnering all the headlines but a mention should be made to Matt Jarvis’s first call-up after a very consistent campaign on the Wolves wing. Andy Carroll has looked pretty sluggish since his move to Liverpool but that is probably down to the former Newcastle United man still finding his feet after injury.
Scott Parker’s excellent form of late gets him in the squad but will it mean a cap or a start in either game? It should, but I would hazard a guess that Capello opts to keep faith with his usual crop of stars. Gareth Barry’s performance against Chelsea was so inept one wonders how he gets named but perhaps the Italian knows more than me about what the Man City man offers.
Anyone you think that Fabio missed out? Anyone in this squad who is not worthy of selection for the upcoming games against Wales and Ghana?