England manager Roy Hodgson has named his England squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers next week, and Andros Townsend has again made the cut. Townsend will wear the Three Lions shirt for the two upcoming matches against Slovenia at Wembley Stadium on November 15, and Scotland at Celtic Park on November 18.
The England squad: @FraserForster, @BenFoster, Joe Hart, Leighton Baines, @GaryJCahill, @CalumChambers95, @Nathaniel_Clyne, @KieranGibbs 1/3— England (@england) November 6, 2014
... @PJags06, @LukeShaw3, Chris Smalling, @RBarkley20, @carras16, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner... 2/3— England (@england) November 6, 2014
... @Alex_OxChambo, @sterling31, @andros_townsend, @theowalcott, @JackWilshere, @SBerahino, Rickie Lambert, @WayneRooney, Danny Welbeck 3/3— England (@england) November 6, 2014
This is Townsend's second consecutive England call – he was mostly an unused bench substitute in the last round of Euro qualifiers, though he was a 2nd half sub in England's 5-0 dismantling of San Marino in October. This Hodgson England side is notable in that it gives West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Barahino his first senior national team call-up (and thankfully taking the pressure ever so slightly off of Harry Kane).
In addition to Townsend, Kane, Tom Carroll, and Alex Pritchard were called up to Gareth Southgate's England U21 side. The England U21s will play two international friendlies as they prepare for the U21 Euro Championship next summer, against Portugal's U21 side at Burnley's Turf Moor stadium on November 13, and against France's U21 in Brest on November 17.
Finally, Spurs youngster and defender Dominic Ball was called up to the England U20 squad for matches next week against Canada and Portugal.
Congratulations to all the Tottenham Hotspur players called up! Please don't get injured.