Roy Hodgson has named the 23-man squad for the important World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.
Ashley Young who has been dropped from the squad after a poor performances for Manchester United.
England have to take six points in their final two qualifiers to ensure they secure top spot in Group H.
Hodgson said on Rooney and Sturridge:
“I was thinking these two players are in great form.I’m happy that at the moment things are looking very good squad-wise.I’m very hopeful and very confident that these group of players, as long as they come through this weekend’s games, they will take us there .”
England’s 23-man squad:
- Goalkeepers Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy
- Defenders Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker
- Midfielders Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere
- Forwards Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck
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