Stadium of Light striker proves leaving Old Trafford on-loan was a good move as he earns Wembley call up.
England manager Fabio Capello has called up on-loan Sunderland striker Danny Welbeck for tonight’s friendly with Ghana at Wembley.
The Football Association confirmed he will replace Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon, who has withdrawn with a hamstring injury.
England are to make at least seven changes from the side that defeated Wales 2-0 in a Euro 2012 qualifier last weekend.
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is expected to start, meaning Welbeck will have to settle for a place on the bench.
The Manchester United owned-player has been in fine form this season scoring six Premier League goals.
The 20-year-old has made 10 appearances for the U21 side, scoring three goals, and got his name on the scoresheet in last week’s 4-0 victory over Denmark.
He was rested for Monday’s 2-1 defeat against at Iceland after just returning from a two month injury lay-off.