Jay Rodriguez receives England call

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Barnsley during their League Cup match on August 27, 2013
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Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez is handed his first international call-up for England's upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany.

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez has been selected in England's squad to play Chile and Germany.

The 25-year-old has been joined by Southampton teammate Adam Lallana with both impressing at St Mary's Stadium this season, while forward Rickie Lambert retains his place in the 28-man squad.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has been recalled to the senior squad for the first time since July 2012, while Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart keeps his spot, despite being dropped from the starting lineup at the Etihad Stadium.

England host Chile on Friday, November 15, before facing Germany at Wembley four days later.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Kieran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck

Jay Rodriguez of Southampton scores their first goal past Asmir Begovic of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on November 02, 2013
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