England manager Fabio Capello has sprung up a couple of surprises in the selection of his squad to face Denmark in an international friendly this week as Aston Villa defender Kyle Walker and Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale have both been included in the side.
Walker (20) who has been in a rich vein of form during his loan spells at QPR and Aston Villa has been rewarded for his impressive displays by being handed a surprise call-up and justified the Itallian boss’ selection with a fine goal against Fulham on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, Fulham keeper Stockdale has been impressive between the sticks for the Cottagers this season acting as understudy for experienced Australian international keeper Mark Schwarzer.
The full squad to face Denmark this Wednesday is as follows:
Ben Foster (Birmingham), Joe Hart (Man City), David Stockdale (Fulham);
Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Bolton), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Michael Dawson (Tottenham), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Man City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Aston Villa);
Gareth Barry (Man City), Stewart Downing (Aston Villa), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Man City), Scott Parker (West Ham), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Aston Villa);
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)