Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart are included in England’s squad for the World Cup qualifying games against Montenegro and Poland.
• Mooney: Hart replacements
Manchester City goalkeeper Hart has come under fire following a questionable performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
While Manchester United striker Rooney was omitted from David Moyes’ squad for the Champions League draw with Shakhtar Donetsk after suffering a shin injury in a training ground clash with Danny Welbeck.
Other notable names in the squad include Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who has scored five goals in six Premier League games so far this season, while Everton’s Ross Barkley is rewarded for his fine form with a second call-up to the full squad.
Tottenham’s Andros Townsend could be a contender for a starting spot in the absence of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Southampton striker Rickie Lambert retains his place in Roy Hodgson’s latest selection despite the return of key players from injury.
Hodgson is expected to stand by first-choice goalkeeper Hart, despite his indifferent form at Man City.
England, top of Group H by one point, face both Montenegro and Poland at Wembley knowing that their place at the World Cup in Brazil next summer is very much in the balance. Two victories would guarantee qualification but anything less could result in a play-off place or failure to qualify altogether.
England squad in full.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere
Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck