England v Denmark: Luke Shaw and Raheem Sterling named in Wembley squad
Southampton full-back Luke Shaw has won a first England call-up for next week's friendly against Denmark at Wembley.
Last Updated: 27/02/14 6:07pm
The Southampton left-back is the only uncapped player in an enlarged 30-man squad - the last before Roy Hodgson names his provisional World Cup party in mid-May.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is rewarded with a recall after a run of good performances at club level, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ben Foster are back after injury - but there is no space for Sunderland's Adam Johnson, West Ham striker Andy Carroll or Gareth Barry of Everton.
Explaining his selection to the press, Hodgson emphasised the door remains open to those three and other players.
He said: "It would be very foolish in March to give a definitive 30-man squad. This is the 30 I've chosen today
"Andy Carroll's hardly played, but we'll be keeping an eye on him; Johnson we know, but with the competition we have I've decided not to include him in this squad.
"Gareth Barry is a player who has not been with us for two years, but by the same token he's playing well and I wouldn't be averse to calling on him if I thought there was a place for him in the team."
Teenager Shaw is one of three left-backs named, along with Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole, and will join up along with Southampton team-mates Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert.
Hodgson said: "Anyone who has watched him (Shaw) play would not deny he's deserved his place in a large squad like this. He's played extremely well and we think he's a very exciting talent.
"I thought it was the right moment to invite him along. We're very well off in the left-back position, but he's a player who wants to compete with the other two for a place."
Of Sterling, whose sole cap to date came against Sweden in late 2012, he said: "Raheem was with us last year and he's a player I know from Liverpool.
"He disappeared from the team for a while but it's great to see him back now stronger than ever."
Hodgson has named four goalkeepers following West Brom No 1 Foster's return to fitness, and Cardiff centre-half Steven Caulker is called up as a direct replacement for injured Everton captain Phil Jagielka.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Cardiff City), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).