Harry Kane receives first senior England call-up

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It won't have come as a huge surprise to most that Harry Kane has been called up to the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy later this month.

The 21-year-old striker has been in spectacular form for Tottenham Hotspur this season, scoring a remarkable 16 league goals in the Premier League.

The young forward has taken to Twitter to express his pride and delight at being selected for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

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So as expected, Hodgson has called upon his services for England's qualifying matches later this month.

The forward will also partner up with Spurs teammate Kyle Walker after the latter was re-called to the national team following his last appearance for England in a November 2013 defeat to Germany.

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Hodgson will have at his disposal a potent attacking force to pick from with the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck providing pace and the ability to play on the wings.

Alongside them, it is no surprise to see Wayne Rooney restored to his favoured centre-forward position alongside Tottenham striker Kane. 

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Speaking to the press about the Liverpool striker's return from injury, Hodgson has said that "(he) is getting better and better, his fitness and sharpness is coming back". 

Brendan Rodgers was reportedly angry at Hodgson and the England coaching staff when his star striker suffered an injury set-back whilst training with the national team earlier last year.

However, Hodgson has vowed that a repeat of that set-back will not happen this time around, telling reporters that "(we) will work very hard to make sure that he goes home fit". 

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