Injury-prone midfielder earns England call-up.
Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell has been called up by Roy Hodgson for his latest England squad, Sky Sports have reported.
The 22-year-old has represented his country twice before at senior level, and is widely regarded as something of a wasted talent in the Premier League due to his repeated problems with injuries.
The former Everton man has hardly featured for Manchester City this season, after joining the club for £12million last summer, but finished the season on a high note with two fine goals in his side’s 3-2 defeat against Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium.
He will now hope to feature in England’s friendly games against Brazil and the Republic of Ireland and joins Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy as a somewhat surprise call-up.
The England squad in full is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, Alex McCarthy.
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Joleon Lescott, Kyle Walker.
Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Jack Rodwell.
Forwards: Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck.