England: Kyle Walker recalled for matches against Lithuania and Italy

Kyle Walker (left)in action for England against Georgia in September 2013
Kyle Walker (left)in action for England against Georgia in September 2013
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Former Sheffield United defender Kyle Walker is back in the England squad for the upcoming games against Lithuania and Italy.

Walker has only recently returned from injury to take up a spot in the Tottenham line-up and Roy Hodgson has brought the 24 year old back into the international ranks for the first time since late 2013.

England play a Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley on March 27 and then face Italy in a friendly in Turin four days later.

As usual Dronfield’s Gary Cahill and another ex-Blade Phil Jagielka maintain their place meaning there’s a possibility that three-quarters of the England defence will have Sheffield links.

Harry Kane, as expected has earned a place in the squad and ex-Sheffield Wednesday loanee Ross Barkley is also named.

There was no place this time for Barnsley lad John Stones, though the Everton defender is in the under 21 squad for the matches against Czech Republic and Germany

ENGLAND SQUAD: J Hart (Manchester City), F Forster (Southampton); L Baines (Everton), G Cahill (Chelsea), N Clyne (Southampton), K Gibbs (Arsenal), P Jagielka (Everton), P Jones (Manchester United), L Shaw (Manchester United), C Smalling (Manchester United), K Walker (Tottenham); R Barkley (Everton), M Carrick (Manchester United), F Delph (Aston Villa), J Henderson (Liverpool), A Lallana (Liverpool), J Milner (Manchester City); R Sterling (Liverpool), A Townsend (Tottenham), T Walcott (Arsenal), H Kane (Tottenham), W Rooney (Manchester United), D Sturridge (Liverpool), D Welbeck (Arsenal).