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Carroll axed


Filed: Thursday, 8th November 2012
By: Staff Writer


Andy Carroll has been omitted from the England squad to face Sweden in a friendly next week.

Roy Hodgson has named a 23-man squad for the trip to Stockholm next week but Carroll, who is yet to score for West Ham since moving to the Boleyn on a season-long loan, has not been included.

Instead, Hodgson has taken the reasonably unusual step of naming just three strikers in his squad - Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck plus Chelsea's Daniel Sturridge.

The in-form Mark Noble, who was watched by Hodgson in Saturday's goalless draw with Manchester City has once again been overlooked in favour of the likes of Leon Osman (Everton), Raheem Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey (both Liverpool).

Full England squad

Goalkeepers
Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders
Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Leon Osman (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Forwards
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).





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