Capello launches new era with Wilshere and Gibbs
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs were the stand-out names as Fabio Capello announced his squad on Saturday for the friendly against Hungary, dpa reported.
Next Wednesday's game is England's first since their dismal World Cup exit, and Capello seems determined to move on, calling up just 10 of the 23-man squad he took to South Africa.
Fulham's Bobby Zamora joins Carlton Cole, Darren Bent and Wayne Rooney among the forwards, with recalls for Adam Johnson, Theo Walcott, Wes Brown and Phil Jagielka.
But it is the midfielder Wilshere whose name will create the most excitement.
Born on New Year's Day 1992, he will become the 10th youngest England international if selected. He played in the Champions League at 16, and impressed during a loan spell at Bolton last season.
"It is a real honour and I'm looking forward to the experience," Wilshere told the Arsenal website. "But I am also realistic and want to take things one step at a time.
"Being called up to the England squad is a proud moment for me and my family, but my first target is to break into the Arsenal team and play on a regular basis.
"To achieve that, I need to keep my head down, work hard and stay focused."
England squad: Foster (Birmingham), Hart (Manchester City), Robinson (Blackburn); Brown (Manchester United), Cahill (Bolton), A Cole (Chelsea), Dawson (Tottenham), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Terry (Chelsea); Barry (Manchester City), Gerrard (Liverpool), A Johnson (Manchester City), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Aston Villa), Young (Aston Villa), Walcott (Arsenal), Wilshere (Arsenal); Bent (Sunderland), C Cole (West Ham), Rooney (Manchester United), Zamora (Fulham)