Adam Johnson

England call for AJ

by Stuart Vose

Johnson named for qualifying double.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been called up by England manager Roy Hodgson.

The 25-year-old has been named in the squad for a key World Cup 2014 qualifying double-header.

England will face Moldova at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau next Friday (September 7) before taking on Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday 11th September.

The pair of games will kick off England’s qualification campaign for the tournament, which will be held in Brazil.

Johnson joined Sunderland from Manchester City last week and made his debut against Morecambe in midweek.

Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Birmingham City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), John Terry (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Sunderland), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards: Andy Carroll (Liverpool), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).