Uncapped goalkeeper Tom Heaton, and strikers Charlie Austin and Jamie Vardy have been included in England manager Roy Hodgson's squad to visit the Republic of Ireland for a 7 June friendly and then Slovenia in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying seven days later. Hodgson, whose side lead Group E, said: "It is a good opportunity for them to come and show us what they can do. "I don't think anyone would deny them the right to be there because they have had good seasons with their clubs, often in difficult situations."
Tottenham Hotspur FC's Harry Kane will make his first start for England tonight, three days after scoring his first goal for the Three Lions - 79 seconds into his international debut in the defeat of Lithuania. Kane, who has registered 30 times for club and country this term, will join Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney upfront against Italy in the Turin friendly.
England: Hart, Clyne, Gibbs, Henderson, Smalling, Jagielka, Walcott, Jones, Kane, Rooney, Delph.
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