Rooney & Zaha earn England call-ups

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and new arrival Wilfried Zaha have both been included in the England squad to face Scotland next Wednesday.

The duo are joined by fellow Red Devils Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck in Roy Hodgson's 25-man squad for next week's friendly at Wembley Stadium.

Rooney's inclusion will come as somewhat of a surprise. The 28-year-old, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, has missed most of pre-season with injury problems, including Tuesday night's friendly between Manchester United and AIK.

Zaha, meanwhile, has been promoted from the Under-21 side after an impressive pre-season with his new club.

The 20-year-old made his senior England debut against Sweden last November, and will now be hoping to make his first start for the Three Lions.

Elsewhere, Hodgson also handed a surprise call-up to uncapped Southampton striker Rickie Lambert, who enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League last term.

England squad to face Scotland:

Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha,

Strikers: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck

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