Pompey duo back for England
Steve McClaren has recalled David James and Sol Campbell to the England squad for the friendly with Germany.
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 17/08/07 4:59pm
Steve McClaren has recalled David James and Sol Campbell to the England squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Germany.
The Portsmouth pair have not figured in McClaren's plans since he took charge of the national team at the end of last summer's World Cup.
But they have been rewarded for some fine performances last season with places in McClaren's 28-man squad.
Uncapped Newcastle youngster Steven Taylor has also been selected, along with a number of senior players who had been injury doubts.
Captain John Terry and David Beckham have both been included, as well as Steven Gerrard, although he will not play after fracturing a toe in Toulouse this week.
Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Peter Crouch, Darren Bent, Andy Johnson and Jermain Defoe all have the opportunity to stake a claim for a place up front in next month's Euro 2008 qualifiers.
David Bentley is a notable omission, with McClaren confirming he was left out because of his refusal to play for the Under 21 side this summer.
Squad: Robinson (Tottenham), James (Portsmouth), Carson (Liverpool, on loan at Aston Villa), Richards (Manchester City), Brown (Manchester United), Ferdinand (Manchester United), Terry (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Campbell (Portsmouth), Taylor (Newcastle), Neville (Everton), Shorey (Reading); Beckham (LA Galaxy), Gerrard (Liverpool), Lampard (Chelsea), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Wright-Phillips (Chelsea), Carrick (Manchester United), Barry (Aston Villa), Downing (Middlesbrough), Dyer (West Ham), Hargreaves (Manchester United); Smith (Newcastle), Owen (Newcastle), Crouch (Liverpool), Bent (Tottenham), Johnson (Everton), Defoe (Tottenham).