Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater named in England squad

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been named in the England squad for the Euro 2016 warm-up friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.
After a string of impressive displays for the Premier League leaders, the 26-year-old has earned his first call-up to the national side. Tottenham left-backDanny Rose is the only other uncapped player in the 24-man squad.
Drinkwater’s club team-mate Jamie Vardy and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge were also named in the squad, while Spurs have five representatives.
“Danny Drinkwater’s had a fantastic season in a team that’s having a fantastic season,” said England boss Roy Hodgson.
“Even last year we were aware of him, and on this occasion I thought it was a good opportunity to bring him in and see if he can reproduce his football for Leicester at an international level.”
England travel to Berlin to face world champions Germany on March 26, before the clash against the Dutch at Wembley on March 29.
Danny Drinkwater celebrates with Danny Simpson and Andy King after scorifirst goal for Leicester City – Reuters
ENGLAND SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City).
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker(Tottenham).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling(Manchester City).
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

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