England manager Fabio Capello sprang one major surprise when he named Aston Villa defender Kyle Walker in his England squad to face Denmark in Copenhagen, following doubts over his other right backs, Phil Jagielka and Micah Richards.
Walker is actually owned by Tottenham Hostpur, but Capello obviously rates him higher than Spurs manager Harry Redknapp who has farmed the defender out on loan to both QPR and Aston Villa.
Walker has played for both the under 19 and under 21 England sides, playing for the under 19s before he had even made an appearance for his first proffesional club, Sheffield United.
Capello will most likely start with Liverpool’s Glen Johnson, who has been playing at left back for his club in the last few weeks after struggling at right back for the whole season.
The squad is as follows.
Goalkeepers: Ben Foster (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), David Stockdale (Fulham).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Bolton Wanderers), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham Hotspur), Glen Johnson (Liverpool) Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (West Ham United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa).
Strikers: Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Peter Crouch (Tottenham Hotspur), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).