Sunderland striker named in England squad

ENGLAND CALL-UP: Fraizer Campbell

ENGLAND CALL-UP: Fraizer Campbell

First published in Sunderland The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by

SUNDERLAND striker Fraizer Campbell has earned a shock call-up to the England squad for next week's friendly with Holland.

Campbell is the biggest surprise in Stuart Pearce's 25-man party for next Wednesday's game at Wembley.

The Black Cats striker missed the first five months of the season with a serious knee injury, but has been in fine form since his return.

He scored on his first game back, coming off the bench to grab an FA Cup equaliser against Middlesbrough, and followed up with an even more eye-catching strike against Norwich.

Former Middlesbrough duo Stewart Downing and Adam Johnson are also named in today's squad, along with Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who returns from his lengthy exile under Fabio Capello, and Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

However, there is no place for the injured John Terry or the seemingly out-of-favour Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard.

ENGLAND SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Scott Carson (Bursaspor), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Robert Green (West Ham United).

Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards: Darren Bent (Aston Villa), FRAIZER CAMPBELL (SUNDERLAND), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

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12:03pm Thu 23 Feb 12

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There is no surprise in he fact that Sunderland striker named in England squad. The whole season has proven they deserve it!
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There is no surprise in he fact that Sunderland striker named in England squad. The whole season has proven they deserve it! Willson- http://wtgbingo.com bingosites
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