Gareth Southgate has announced his 27-man England squad for the upcoming dual friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy and, as expected, a raft of new faces have been included.
Burnley pair Nick Pope and James Tarkowski have both received their maiden England nods, as has Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook.
After playing his way back in from the cold at Arsenal, Jack Wilshere has also been handed his first call-up for two years.
Here’s the squad in full, presented in slightly confusing alphabetical order…
Here’s our 2️⃣7️⃣-man squad for the #ThreeLions‘ games against the Netherlands and Italy.
— England (@England) March 15, 2018
With Harry Kane crocked, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was hotly tipped for a first England call-up although with the seniority of Welbeck obviously preferred, the Everton youngster will have to make do with an Under-21 nod.
We know what you’re thinking: What does Glenn Murray have to do?
Anyway, while we appreciate opportunities being afforded to those who deserve them, Jordan Henderson and Welbeck are the most experienced outfield players in that squad (with 36 caps apiece) and goalkeeper Joe Hart is the only player with more (75).
Good job there’s not a major international tournament coming up on the horiz…