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Luke Shaw earns first England call-up

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Southampton's Luke Shaw has won his first England call-up for next week's friendly against Denmark at Wembley, Sky Sports reports.

The left-back is an expected inclusion in the last squad to be picked by Three Lions Roy Hodgson before he has to name his initial World Cup selections in two months time.

The 18-year-old is one of three left-backs picked by Hodgson along with Chelsea's Ashley Cole and Everton's Leighton Baines.

"Anyone who has watched him (Shaw) play would not deny he's deserved his place in a large squad like this. He's played extremely well and we think he's a very exciting talent," Hodgson was quoted by Sky Sports.

"I thought it was the right moment to invite him along. We're very well off in the left-back position, but he's a player who wants to compete with the other two for a place."

It is the first time that four Southampton players have been named in the same England squad, with Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez joining Shaw for the friendly with Denmark.

Shaw - who was a supposedly a January transfer target for Manchester United and Chelsea - could presumably get a late call-up for the World Cup if he takes his chance against Denmark. This could potentially see his transfer value rise if he were to be sold to a big club in the summer.

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