Wilshere and Gibbs set for Capello call-up

Wilshere and Gibbs set for Capello call-up

Arsenal starlets Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs look to have done enough during pre-season to earn a place in Fabio Capello’s England team after Stuart Pearce left the duo out of his Under 21 squad.

Left back Kieran Gibbs and creative midfielder Jack Wilshere were two players tipped by Fabio Capello to have a role to play in the upcoming 2012 European qualifiers and it appears that the Italian coach has decided that now is the time to test them, with a game against Hungary coming up next week.

Another player thought to be close to a spot in Capello’s squad was Everton’s Jack Rodwell, but it appears that he’ll have to wait a bit longer for his chance after Stuart Pearce still picked him for the Under 21s game against Uzbekistan next week.

Pearce has included four new faces in his 19-man selection, with Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson, defenders Martin Kelly (Liverpool) and Phil Jones (Blackburn), and Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton all making the step up to U21 level for the first time.

The full squad for next week’s game can be found below.

Frankie Fielding (Blackburn Rovers)
Alex McCarthy (Reading)

Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea)
Phil Jones (Blackburn Rovers)
Martin Kelly (Liverpool)
Michael Mancienne (Chelsea)
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Marc Albrighton (Aston Villa)
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United)
Jack Cork (Chelsea)
Jordan Henderson (Sunderland)
Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic)
Fabrice Muamba (Bolton Wanderers)
Jack Rodwell (Everton)
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)

Andy Carroll (Newcastle United)
Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)
Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)

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