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.

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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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