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Hodgson names 23-man squad for World Cup qualifiers

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England boss Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man squad for the vital World Cup Qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro.

England sit top, although must win both matches in order to qualify for Brazil 2014. No pressure!

Wayne Rooney returns to the squad as does Daniel Sturridge. Rickie Lambert, Danny Welbeck and Jermain Defoe all retain their places.

England's latest 100-cap midfielder Frank Lampard joins Steven Gerrard with Ross Barkley also getting a call up.

The squad will begin training at St Georges Park on Monday, with their first game coming against Poland four days later.

Here is the squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

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

Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck

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