Roy Hodgson has named his England squad for next week’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland – but there is no place for Adam Lallana or Rickie Lambert.
Lallana was given a late call-up for the last qualifier, a 1-1 draw with Ukraine at Wembley, making it onto the bench for the match.
However, he was not among the nine midfielders selected by Hodgson yesterday.
Lambert had made a case for a place in the squad after scoring four times already in the Premier League this season – a total that no English striker can beat – but he too has been overlooked, after the return to fitness of Wayne Rooney and Andy Carroll.
Full England squad - see today's Daily Echo