Gareth Barry’s hopes of going to the World Cup Rio have taken a blow after he and former Manchester City winger Adam Johnson were not named in Roy Hodgson’s England 30-man squad for the game against Denmark at Wembley next Wednesday.
Barry, 33, is on loan at Everton from City, has had an outstanding season with the Toffees and was hoping for a late call but, along with in-form 26-year old Adam Johnson who may face his former club in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Southampton’s 18 year old left back Luke Shaw, a summer transfer target for City and Manchester United, was also named in the squad for the first time.
The friendly is England’s last one before Hodgson must name the 30 man provisional travelling party on May 13, with the final 23 expected to be named on June 2.
There are games against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras scheduled between late May and early June before England’s opening World Cup fixture against Italy on June 14.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Cardiff City), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).