Seasiders get England under-21 call-up

Ince (left) in England colours
Ince (left) in England colours
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Blackpool duo Thomas Ince and Jack Robinson have been selected for England under-21 duty.

The pair are in coach Gareth Southgate’s squad for European Championship qualifiers against Finland on November 14 and San Marino on November 19.

Meantime, Roy Hodgson sprang two big surprises by naming uncapped Southampton duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana in his squad for England’s upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

Rodriguez has scored four times for Saints this term while his 25-year-old team-mate Lallana has been in good form for the south-coast club, who are flying high in the Barclays Premier League.

There is also a surprise recall for Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed Joe Hart will start between the posts for one of England’s two upcoming friendlies, but also plans to use the matches against Chile and Germany to look at his other goalkeeping options.

The Manchester City player has come under fire in recent weeks after a number of errors which have now cost him a place in Manuel Pellegrini’s starting line-up.

Hart was named on Thursday in the 28-man England squad alongside Celtic’s Fraser Forster and Norwich’s John Ruddy, and Hodgson stressed he remains his first choice between the posts.

“He will start one of two games, yes,” the manager said. “But I don’t think he’ll start both.

“It’s important for me to to look at one of the other goalkeepers, possibly both.

“But I can say Joe will definitely start one of the games as he’s our number one goalkeeper.”

Full England squad: Forster (Celtic), Hart (Manchester City), Ruddy (Norwich); Baines (Everton), Cahill, Cole (both Chelsea), Gibbs (Arsenal), Jagielka (Everton), G Johnson (Liverpool), Jones, Smalling (both Manchester United), Walker (Tottenham); Barkley (Everton), Carrick, Cleverley (both Manchester United), Gerrard, Henderson (both Liverpool), Lallana (Southampton), Lampard (Chelsea), Milner (Manchester City), Townsend (Tottenham), Wilshere (Arsenal); Defoe (Tottenham), Lambert, Rodriguez (Southampton), Rooney (Manchester United), Sturridge (Liverpool), Welbeck (Manchester United).

Under-21 squad: Bond (Watford), Butland (Barnsley, on loan from Stoke), Long (Sheffield United); Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jenkinson (Arsenal), Keane (Manchester United), Moore (Leicester), Robinson (Blackpool, on loan from Liverpool), Shaw (Southampton), Stones (Everton); Chalobah (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Chelsea), Hughes (Derby), Morrison (West Ham), Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Ince (Blackpool), Lingard (Birmingham, on loan from Manchester United), Sterling (Liverpool), Zaha (Manchester United); Berahino (West Brom), Kane (Tottenham), Ings (Burnley), Nick Powell (Wigan, on loan from Manchester United).