Norwich City ‘keeper Ruddy called-up for England World Cup qualifiers

Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy and his predecessor, Fraser Forster, have both been named in the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.

Birmingham 'keeper Jack Butland has been released to England Under-21s for their European Championship play-off with Serbia, the first leg of which is at Carrow Road on October 12, leading to Celtic's Forster becoming a rare England selection from the Scottish Premier League.

With John Terry now retired from international football, Stoke's Ryan Shawcross has been picked for only the second time, having failed to win a cap when he was chosen for the friendly against Egypt by Fabio Capello in March 2010.

Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs has replaced another ex-Canary, Ryan Bertrand, in Roy Hodgson's squad,

England squad: Hart (Manchester City), Ruddy (Norwich), Forster (Celtic); Baines (Everton), Cahill (Chelsea), Cole (Chelsea), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Lescott (Manchester City), Shawcross (Stoke), Walker (Tottenham); Carrick (Manchester United), Cleverley (Manchester United), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Gerrard (Liverpool), A Johnson (Sunderland), Lennon (Tottenham), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Manchester City), Walcott (Arsenal); Carroll (West Ham, on loan from Liverpool), Defoe (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Welbeck (Manchester United).


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