Rickie Lambert included in England squad

Lambert included in England squad
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Southampton striker Rickie Lambert is included in England's squad to face Scotland next week.

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been included in England's squad to face Scotland next week.

The 31-year-old impressed for the Saints last season, scoring 15 Premier League goals as his side finished 14th in the league table.

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has been called up for the second time, while there is a place in the 25-man squad for Wayne Rooney, despite not featuring for his club during pre-season.

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will return to skipper the side after missing the end-of-season friendlies with Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

England squad to face Scotland on August 14:

Goalkeepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

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

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere. James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha,

Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck

Manchester United Wilfried Zaha, right, controls the ball past Sydney Allstars' Rhyan Grant during a friendly match on July 20, 2013
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