Sturridge / Rodwell get England call
By England MAD
Updated Sunday, 6th November 2011
Daniel Sturridge and Jack Rodwell have been handed their first England call-ups by Fabio Capello for the friendlies with Spain and Sweden.
The pair have both been elevated from Stuart Pearce's U21 squad after excelling for Chelsea and Everton respectively this season.
As expected, John Terry is also named, while Manchester United duo Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney are omitted from a 25-man squad.
There is also a return for Aston Villa's in-form Gabriel Agbonlahor, at the expense of Andy Carroll, who has struggled for consistency at Liverpool this season.
The Reds full-back Glen Johnson returns from injury, forcing Manchester City's Micah Richards out of Capello's squad.
Joleon Lescott is back too, with Ashley Young the fourth member of the squad that faced Montenegro last month to miss out, this time through injury.
Squad in full: Hart (Man City), Carson (Bursaspor), Stockdale (Ipswich); G Johnson (Liverpool), Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Bolton), Terry (Chelsea), Cole (Chelsea), Baines (Everton), Jagielka (Everton), Lescott (Man City), Walker (Tottenham); Lampard (Chelsea), Rodwell (Everton), Downing (Liverpool), Barry (Man City), A Johnson (Man City), Milner (Man City), Parker (Tottenham), Walcott (Arsenal); Bent (Aston Villa), Sturridge (Chelsea), Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Zamora (Fulham), Welbeck (Man Utd).