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Hodgson includes Swansea midfielder Shelvey, Tottenham’s Mason in England squad

Roy Hodgson has named his England squad for upcoming Euro2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.

The Three Lions take on San Marino in Serravalle on September 5 before hosting the Swiss at Wembley three days later as they look to remain top of the Group E qualifying table.

Hodgson has made a couple of alterations to the squad that beat Slovenia in June, bringing in Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey who won his only England cap three years ago.

Also among the 22 names is Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason who is looking to add to his sole cap which came in a friendly against Italy in March.

Of the pair, Hodgson said: "On this occasion we are obviously missing some players from the June matches," he said.

"However this is compensated by the fact we have players who weren't available over the summer.

"Jonjo Shelvey gets another chance as he has been very impressive since the start of the season whilst Ryan Mason has been unlucky with us - he picked up an injury the last time he was in the England squad.

"This latest squad shows we are working a good number of players with a claim to be England regulars and secure a place in Euro 2016.

"Before that there are two matches we must focus on. The players must keep going, play well and look to win every match. I don't want any let up and we want to win both these games."

England squad for San Marino and Switzerland fixtures

Goalkeepers

Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Jack Butland (Stoke City)

Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders

Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)

Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)

Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Chris Smalling (Manchester United)

John Stones (Everton)

Phil Jagielka (Everton)

Midfielders

Michael Carrick (Manchester United)

James Milner (Liverpool)

Ross Barkley (Everton)

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)

Ryan Mason (Tottenham)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)

Fabian Delph (Manchester City)

Forwards

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

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