England Set To Make Several Surprise Inclusions In Squad To Face Norway

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England’s squad for the friendly with Norway is announced on Thursday…

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England manager Roy Hodgson is set to make several surprise inclusions in his squad to face Norway next Wednesday, and will give his young players a chance to shine.

The announcement, which is made later today, will also see a new captain named ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

The Daily Mail believe that Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, Tottenham full-back Danny Rose and Everton centre-half John Stones are all likely to be included, while Wayne Rooney is set to be named Steven Gerrard’s successor as skipper.

England’s head coach is preparing for next week’s friendly at Wembley against Norway on Wednesday before the national team travel to Basle for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

Hodgson is also considering a first call-up for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, but this may depend on the severity of an injury to Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson.

The Mail claim that Jack Colback, who moved to Newcastle from Sunderland this summer, is also on Hodgson’s radar, but may be sidelined by injury.

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