ENGLAND SQUAD FOR SLOVENIA & CROATIA

Capello shuffles his pack ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Croatia.

Goalkeepers

David James misses out, with Portsmouth manager Paul Hart stating he had “bone bruising” on his knee. James has also been strongly linked with a move to Spurs.

Robert Green has started the past three internationals but Ben Foster may get the nod against Slovenia.

Ben Foster (Manchester United), Robert Green (West Ham United), Paul'  Robinson (Blackburn Rovers)

Defenders

With Rio Ferdinand missing due to a thigh strain, team-mate Wes Brown makes a surprise return, after being out of the frame for over a year.

Brown has started well this term and Capello can also use him as cover for Glen Johnson at right-back.

Wayne Bridge (Manchester City), Wes Brown (Manchester United), Ashley'  Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham United)

Midfielders

The most hotly contested position in the team looks likely to go to Aaron Lennon. The wide right spot has recently been reserved for Theo Walcott, but he’s out with a back complaint. Beckham could share the minutes in the warm up with Slovenia, with a decision then made for Croatia.

Gareth Barry (Manchester City), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Michael'  Carrick (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Aston Villa),'  Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

Forwards

Owen has been overlooked once more, but that’s no surprise given the form of Defoe lately. Peter Crouch has been called up after he missed out on the squad that played Holland earlier this summer.

Carlton Cole (West Ham United), Peter Crouch (Tottenham Hotspur),'  Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).