Walker and Defoe in England squad to face Scotland, Kane and Carroll called up to U21s

Mike Hewitt

Two Spurs stalwarts will aim to try and help Roy Hodgson's England side find some cohesion and impetus in a final friendly before the World Cup qualifiers resume, while two of our younger stars will also be serving on international duty next week for the U21s.

Four Spurs players will be making appearances against Scottish sides next week, as Jermain Defoe and Kyle Walker have been named to the senior squad for next Wednesday's friendly at Wembley, whilst Harry Kane and Thomas Carroll have been handed opportunities to take on the younger Auld Enemies at Bramall Lane on Tuesday.

The story of the senior call-ups is not so much about the Tottenham players that have been named (Walker and Defoe are pretty much entrenched regulars in Hodgson's sides at this point) so much as the one that wasn't. Aaron Lennon's omission is to some extent understandable to make room for the less proven Zaha and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but the cap that might potentially be received by Ashley Young instead of our Azza should be cause for a few raised eyebrows amongst Spurs and England fans alike.

In any case, from a pair of dead rubber friendlies, it seems the most we should hope for, outside of Kane and Carroll getting a little extra experience under their belts, is for all four players to come back uninjured- no less so when you consider that all four might have roles to play for the senior side in the months to come.

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