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England U21 coach Pearce names big guns

England U21 boss Stuart Pearce admits he's turned to his big guns for their friendly against Wales on May 15.

Theo Walcott and Gabriel Agbonlahor have been included in Pearce's squad and the coach said: "We've strengthened it up fairly considerably.

"You look at the likes of Agbonlahor, Walcott, Michael Johnson who's lightly raced but highly fancied, plus the two full-backs Andrew Taylor and Martin Cranie are both coming back after a few months out coming back in and David Wheater's coming back in too."

England Under-21 squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Manchester United), Joe Lewis (Peterborough)

Defenders: Matt Connolly (QPR), Martin Cranie (Portsmouth), Scott Dann (Coventry), Danny Fox (Coventry), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke), Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough), David Wheater (Middlesbrough)

Midfielders: Lee Cattermole (Middlesbrough), Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough), Michael Johnson (Manchester City), Michael Kightly (Wolves), Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland), Fabrice Muamba (Birmingham), Mark Noble (West Ham), Jamie O'Hara (Tottenham)

Strikers: Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Dexter Blackstock (QPR), Fraizer Campbell (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

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