England Name 30 Man Squad for Holland Friendly

Fabio selects his squad for Wembley friendly.

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Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has been named in England’s provisional 30-man squad for the friendly with Netherlands next Wednesday.

Welbeck made his international debut against Ghana in March after impressing on loan at Sunderland.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere is also included despite an ankle injury.

The 27-year-old was the top-scoring Englishman in the Premier League last season with 17 goals for Sunderland and Aston Villa, but was part of the England side that struggled to a 2-2 draw at home to Switzerland in June.

Arsene Wenger, Wilshere’s club manager at the Emirates, had warned that if the midfielder failed to play against Benfica on Saturday he would “certainly” not play against the Dutch.

After having a scan on his injured ankle, Wilshere did not feature in the pre-season friendly, but has been selected by Capello regardless.

Manchester United’s Phil Jones did not make the squad despite reports he had been included on Friday.

Tottenham’s Kyle Walker and Manchester City’s Micah Richards may deputise in his absence, while centre-back Phil Jagielka has been deployed in the position on the last two occasions Johnson has been missing.

Richards only won his first cap under Capello in November and claimed a fortnight ago that he may have to wait for the manager’s departure in the wake of Euro 2012 to resume his international career.

England squad to play Netherlands on 10 August:

Robert Green, Joe Hart, David Stockdale, Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, John Terry, Kyle Walker, Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Scott Parker, Jack Wilshere, Ashley Young, Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck (BBC Sport)

A few surprises in this selection and perhaps most surprisingly Darren Bent overlooked for a call up given his good form last term with both Sunderland and Aston Villa, netting 20 goals. Danny Welbeck’s inclusion comes after good form shown during the European Under 21 Championships this summer, surprisingly therefore Chelsea youngster Daniel Sturridge misses out.

This friendly will be Fabio Capello’s chance to look at his charges ahead of the two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales in early September.

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