England squad to face San Marino and Estonia: Nathaniel Clyne, Kieran Gibbs and Jonjo Shelvey included

Southampton's Clyne receives first call up to the squad

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Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has been called up to the England squad for the first time for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

Elsewhere, Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has received his first England call-up since November 2013, while Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has also been recalled by Roy Hodgson.

Clyne has excelled with the Saints this season, and had previously played for England at Under-19 and Under-20 level.

"He's impressed us for a while. Even before the World Cup he was a name we were constantly considering," Hodgson said today.

On Shelvey, the manager added: "He's constantly been in our thoughts and discussions. He's playing extremely well for Swansea." Luke Shaw, the 18-year-old Manchester United left-back, drops down the the Under-21 team for their U-21 Euro 2015 play-off against Croatia.

Arsenal's Calum Chambers also drops down to Under-21 level.

Hodgson, however, said that he still classes those players as "senior", and they move down to the Under-21s because of the importance of the play-off tie.

"[They] Belong to the senior squad, had there not been these two very important Under-21 matches."

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), John Stones (Everton)

Midfielders: Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Welbeck (Arsenal)

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