Sam Allardyce selects his first England squad

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England's dismal defeat to Iceland during this past summer's European Championships will live long in the memory, but it's fair to say that new manager Sam Allardyce will be desperate to help the team make amends sooner rather than later. 

Allardyce is set to take charge of the Three Lions for the very first time next week in a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. 

Slovakia held England to a 0-0 draw just a couple of months ago in France, but Allardyce will be hopeful of claiming his first win as manager. 


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The experienced coach, who has managed the likes of West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers during his career, has now selected his first England squad. 

It had previously been documented that Chelsea captain John Terry could make a surprise return to the squad, but he hasn't been recalled by Allardyce. 

Allardyce's squad 

The new boss has, however, selected West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio while the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Jamie Vardy have also been picked. 

Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott and Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw have also been selected by Allardyce. 

Here's the full squad for the fixture against Slovakia: 

Compare it to Roy's Euro 2016 squad 

How, then, does Allardyce's first England squad compare to the one that Hodgson selected for this past summer's tournament? 

Well, here are the 23 players Hodgson picked: 

Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, Nathaniel Clyne, Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Daniel Sturridge, Marcus Rashford.

It had previously been made apparent, of course, that Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford was set to miss out on Allardyce's squad after he was named in the national side's Under-21 squad. 

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