Ryan Mason gets England call as Lallana is ruled out

Monday 23 Mar 2015
Ryan Mason has received his first England senior call-up
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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason has been drafted into Roy Hodgson’s England squad. 

The inclusion of the 23-year-old follows the withdrawal of Liverpool’s Adam Lallana through injury. 

Ryan Mason, England U20s

Mason in action for the U20s v France in 2011

Mason, a regular for Spurs this season, has previously represented the Three Lions at U19 and U20 level. 

Lallana was not the only absentee as the senior team gathered at St. George’s Park on Monday afternoon in preparation for the forthcoming fixtures against Lithuania, at Wembley, and Italy away in Turin. 

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph remained at home with a sickness bug, but is expected to link up with the Three Lions later this week.

The updated England squad

Goalkeepers
Jack Butland (Stoke City), Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers), Joe Hart (Manchester City) 

Defenders 
Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) 

Midfielders
Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal) 

Forwards
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)


By Jamie Bradbury FA Editor