Sheffield's Jamie Vardy keeps place in England squad

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Sheffield-born striker Jamie Vardy has maintained his place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the upcoming matches against Estonia and Lithuania.

Vardy had started the first of England's last double-header, away to San Marino last month, but was left out of the team to face Switzerland, in which Wayne Rooney broke England's all-time goalscoring record.

However, the former Sheffield Wednesday trainee, is England's in-form striker having hit six Premier League goals for Leicester City so far this season.

England have already qualified for Euro 2016 and Hodgson, while still naming a strong squad, has called in Tottenham's Dele Alli for the first time.

There are, as usual, places for Dronfield's Gary Cahill, alongside Barnsley-born Everton defender John Stones and ex-Sheffield United skipper Phil Jagielka. Another former Blade, Kyle Walker has again missed out.

England squad to face Estonia and Lithuania: Jack Butland, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton, Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jonjo Shelvey, Raheem Sterling, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott.