Roy Hodgson has announced his England squad for the two remaining Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.
The headline news – not that it’s particularly surprising – is that Daniel Sturridge has been left out of the reckoning having only just returned from a troublesome long-term hip injury.
As for the new recruits, Tottenham youngster Dele Alli and Sturridge’s Liverpool strike partner Danny Ings have both received their first senior call-ups.
Elsewhere, in-form Leicester forward Jamie Vardy keeps his spot, as does Jonjo Shelvey – while regulars Luke Shaw, Fraser Forster, Jack Wilshere, Ben Foster and Leighton Baines all miss out through injury.
The England squad in full…
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton.
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, John Stones.
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jonjo Shelvey, Raheem Sterling.
Forwards: Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott.
Eric Dier was robbed.
The Estonia game is up first on Friday 9th October, while the Lithuania fixture is the following Monday (12th October).