England squad: Roy Hodgson announces provisional Euro 2016 squad

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Roy Hodgson has named his provisional England squad that will face Turkey and Australia in upcoming friendlies ahead of Euro 2016 in France this summer.

The 68-year-old would have been busy analysing all the players potentially at his disposal this past season, with a view of ensuring that the Three Lions fare better this summer than they did two years ago in Brazil.

With a young nucleus of stars emerging and impressing in the qualifying campaign, it is hoped from an England perspective that they can now continue to improve on a major stage in France with just over three weeks to go before the tournament kicks off.

The deadline for the final squad to travel is on May 31, so Hodgson still has time to make alterations depending on injuries and fitness concerns, with the Europa League final and FA Cup final still to be played.

Danny Welbeck was the latest to suffer a setback as the Arsenal star picked up a serious knee injury last week, and so Hodgson will already have been forced to consider his options.

Here is the provisional England squad for Euro 2016:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.