Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell is probably the biggest surprise in Stuart Peace’s squad for England’s friendly against Holland next week.
That’s unless he is planning on unleashed a three-pronged right-back attack of Micah Richards, Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker, in which case those revolutionary tactics would probably be the biggest surprise.
As we told you earlier, several older fringe players have been omitted to make way for the likes of the recently fit-again Campbell and Tom Cleverley. But there a lot more familiar faces than we had envisaged when we caught wind of Pearce’s ‘experimental’ plans.
There’s no room for big Joe Lewis.
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).