English Premier League revelation, Marcus Rashford’s have been named in England’s Euro 2016 squad with Danny Drinkwater and Andros Townsend missing out.
England boss Roy Hodgson has opted for five strikers in his 23-man party for the tournament in France after Manchester United’s Rashford, 18, made an immediate impact by scoring on his international debut against Australia last Friday.
There had been speculation that Liverpool forward Sturridge, who has been hampered by injury problems this season and missed the last two friendlies with a calf problem, could be left out as a result, but Leicester midfielder Drinkwater and Newcastle winger Townsend have been omitted instead.
They open their Euro 2016 Group B campaign with a match against Russia in Marseille on Saturday June 11 before taking on Wales in Lens on Thursday June 16 and Slovakia in Saint-Etienne on Monday June 20.
Squad (with official tournament number)
Goalkeepers: 1 Joe Hart, 13 Fraser Forster, 23 Tom Heaton.
Defenders: 2 Kyle Walker, 3 Danny Rose, 5 Gary Cahill, 6 Chris Smalling, 12 Nathaniel Clyne, 16 John Stones, 21 Ryan Bertrand.
Midfielders: 4 James Milner, 7 Raheem Sterling, 8 Adam Lallana, 14 Jordan Henderson, 17 Eric Dier, 18 Jack Wilshere, 19 Ross Barkley, 20 Dele Alli.
Forwards: 9 Harry Kane, 10 Wayne Rooney, 11 Jamie Vardy, 15 Daniel Sturridge, 22 Marcus Rashford.