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Spurs striker Kane gets first England call-up

Prolific: Spurs striker Harry Kane has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season

By Mike Collett

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, was named in the senior England squad for the first time by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

Hodgson named the squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and the friendly against Italy later this month including Kane, 21, who is the top scoring Englishman in the Premier League with 16 goals.

There was also a recall for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge who was injured in September for England and has missed the last five internationals.

“I think the whole country is excited about Harry. His rise has been fantastic this season. It would have been a surprise if he wasn’t selected. We hope he can establish himself,” Hodgson said.

Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

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

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

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

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