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Sam Allardyce has announced his first squad as England manager and the coach has included West Ham‘s Michail Antonio in his first team.

The former Sunderland boss takes the Three Lions to Slovakia for the first World Cup qualifier of the campaign and it will give the new manager his first chance to look at the national set-up.

Although Allardyce’s team is mainly comprised of familiar names to the England camp there’s a couple of players who have been on the fringes that get a nod, as well as Antonio’s first call-up.

The Hammers’ winger has netted twice in his last two Premier League matches for his side and is the only new inclusion in a team that also brings back Theo Walcott, Everton defender Phil Jagielka Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater and Luke Shaw of Manchester United.

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Most absentees can be explained thanks to injury set-backs although there’s no place for Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere in the side.

Captain Wayne Rooney is listed as a midfielder while the striker roles are taken by Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy.
Culled from Squawka

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