Rodwell ready for senior squad

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Jack Rodwell is not expecting to be taken by surprise when he links up with the full England squad for the first time.

Fabio Capello gathers his 25-man squad for Saturday's friendly with world champions Spain together at their usual Watford training base with Rodwell joining fellow rookie Daniel Sturridge in making the journey.

There will be a couple of familiar faces for Rodwell in Everton team-mates Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka, whom the youngster hopes will be on hand to smooth out any unforeseen difficulties, and the 20-year-old told evertontv: "I have played for England at every level apart from Under-20s, so I know what to expect."

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