Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard was a surprise call up by Fabio Capello, the Italian coach has no room for Michael Owen or Jonathan Woodgate,
Fabio Capello has named his squad for the opening two World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Croatia.
Capello’s 23 man squad includes Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard for the first time, with injuries ruling out Owen Hargreaves, Steven Gerrard and Michael Carrick.
Robert Green of West Ham and Everton defender Joleon Lescott are back in the squad after last being involved for the friendly game with France in March.
In attack, there is no place in the 23-man squad for Newcastle United striker Michael Owen. Instead, Wigan Athletics’s Emile Heskey has been named amongst Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Theo Walcott.
The Three Lions head to Spain first for their opening qualifier against Andorra next Saturday before they travel to Croatia the following Wednesday.
Robinson (Blackburn), James (Portsmouth), Green (West Ham);
Lescott (Everton), Bridge (Chelsea), A Cole (Chelsea), Terry (Chelsea), Brown (Manchester United), Ferdinand (Manchester United), Johnson (Portsmouth), Upson (West Ham);
Barry (Aston Villa), J Cole (Chelsea), Lampard (Chelsea), Bullard (Fulham), Beckham (LA Galaxy), Downing (Middlesbrough), Bentley (Tottenham), Jenas (Tottenham);
Walcott (Arsenal), Rooney (Manchester United), Defoe (Portsmouth), Heskey (Wigan).