Former City striker Dean Ashton has been included in Fabio Capello’s 31 man provisional squad for the friendlies against USA at Wembley on 28th May and the trip to Trinidad and Tobago on June 1st.
Ashton has hit five goals in his eight matches for West Ham.
Robert Green backed up his claim of being England’s number six by again missing out on the squad. He looks to now be behind David James, Joe Hart, Chris Kirkland, Paul Robinson and Scott Carson in the pecking order.
England squad: David James, Joe Hart, Chris Kirkland, Wayne Bridge, Wes Brown, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, John Terry Stephen Warnock, David Wheater, Jonathan Woodgate, Gareth Barry, David Beckham, David Bentley, Joe Cole, Stewart Downing, Owen Hargreaves, Tom Huddlestone, Steven Gerrard, Jermaine Jenas, Frank Lampard, Theo Walcott, Ashley Young, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Dean Ashton, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney.