England Vs Denmark Squad Announced: Capello Squad Has Youthful Feel

Fabio makes a few changes ahead of Copenhagen clash.

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England manager Fabio Capello has sprung a major surprise by including Aston Villa defender Kyle Walker in his squad to face Denmark on Wednesday.

Capello has been struggling in the right-back department, with doubts over both Phil Jagielka and Micah Richards.

Walker’s call-up comes at the end of a period when the 20-year-old has shone in loan spells with both QPR and Villa.

The Sheffield-born player is not part of manager Harry Redknapp’s short-term plans at his parent club Tottenham.

England squad:
Ben Foster (Birmingham), Joe Hart (Man City), David Stockdale (Fulham); Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Bolton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Man City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Aston Villa); Gareth Barry (Man City), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Man City), Scott Parker (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa); Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) (BBC Sport)

A cursory look at the 25 man squad shows that the England boss is seemingly moving towards a younger looking set up with only five of those named 30 or over. The big surprises come in the form of Fulham’s David Stockdale getting a call up on the back of some solid displays at Craven Cottage at the beginning of the season and whilst Mark Schwarzer was away on Asian Cup duty.

Kyle Walker is another big surprise, the Tottenham man is currently on loan at Aston Villa and has put in some decent performances at Villa Park but must not have expected a senior England call up. Some may have thought that Martin Kelly would have been a preferred choice given his excellent displays at Liverpool of late.

Expect a number of pull outs from the big clubs ahead of what is essentially a very pointless friendly against Denmark.

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