AJ in England squad as Forster wins shock first call

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Sunderland winger Adam Johnson today retained his place in the England squad – named in Roy Hodgson’s pool to take on San Marino next Friday and Poland on October 16.

The big news saw Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs and Celtic’s former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster included for the World Cup qualifying ties.

England squad: Hart (Manchester City), Ruddy (Norwich), Forster (Celtic); Baines (Everton), Cahill (Chelsea), Cole (Chelsea), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Lescott (Manchester City), Shawcross (Stoke), Walker (Tottenham); Carrick (Manchester United), Cleverley (Manchester United), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Gerrard (Liverpool), A Johnson (Sunderland), Lennon (Tottenham), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Manchester City), Walcott (Arsenal); Carroll (West Ham, on loan from Liverpool), Defoe (Tottenham), Rooney (Manchester United), Welbeck (Manchester United).