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England squad announced: Harry Kane IN, but Arsenal & QPR stars snubbed

Roy Hodgson has included Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in his latest senior England squad for the upcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy.

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Kane has been in sensational form for Spurs this season, bagging 26 goals in 42 games in all competitions.

He is one of five forwards to be called up – along with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal duo Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck.

Kane is the only uncapped member of the 24-man squad, which only includes two goalkeepers – Manchester City’s Joe Hart and Southampton’s Fraser Forster.

However, Under-21 keeper Jack Butland is likely to travel to Italy as back-up.

The surprise exclusions include Gunners defender Calum Chambers, West Bromwich Albion frontman Saido Berahino and QPR’s Charlie Austin.

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