International calls for Canaries trio

John Ruddy has been called up the England squad to face Chile and Germany.
John Ruddy has been called up the England squad to face Chile and Germany. Credit: PA

Norwich City's John Ruddy, Anthony Pilkington and Wes Hoolahan have been called up to the England and Republic of Ireland squads respectively for the international friendlies later this month.

Ruddy, who recently signed a new contract with the Canaries, has been named as one of three goalkeepers selected by manager Roy Hodgson for the fixtures against Chile and Germany at Wembley later this month.

England squad to face Chile and Germany:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester Utd), Chris Smalling (Manchester Utd), Kyle Walker (Spurs)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester Utd), Tom Cleverley (Manchester Utd), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Spurs), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Spurs), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Jay Rodriguez (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester Utd), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester Utd)

Anthony Pilkington will be hopeful of impressing new boss Irish Martin O'Neill.
Anthony Pilkington will be hopeful of impressing new boss Irish Martin O'Neill. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Anthony Pilkington and Wes Hoolahan have both been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their clashes with Poland and Latvia.

The fixtures will be the first under the reign of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

Canaries winger Nathan Redmond misses out on a place in the England under-21s squad with a hip injury.

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