Further to Connor Wickham's call to the England Under-21 squad yesterday, there's further good news on the international front for newly signed winger Adam Johnson and Simon Mignolet who have both been called up by their respective countries for the forthcoming international dates.
Johnson's England career clearly hasn't been affected by his move to a 'smaller' club as is often thought to be the case by many a mainstream media pundit with Roy Hodgson hoping to use him in the forthcoming games against Moldova (Friday 7th September) and Ukraine (Tuesday 11th September) as World Cup qualifying for 2014 kicks off.
Supposed target Jermain Defoe is also in the squad, as is former Sunderland loanee Danny Welbeck, with both possibly being partnered in attack.
Meanwhile Simon Mignolet has also been called up by Belgium manager Marc Wilmots for the games against Wales and Croatia. Mignolet will be looking to earn his 11th cap for his country having sat on the bench for the entirety of last months win over Holland, but faces stiff competition in the talented squad from Thibault Courtois.
England Squad To Face Moldova & Ukraine
Jack Butland, Joe Hart, John Ruddy, Leighton Baines, Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Joleon Lescott, John Terry, Kyle Walker, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Steven Gerrard, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Theo Walcott, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck.
Belgium Squad To Face Wales & Croatia
Romelu Lukaku, Igor De Camargo, Christian Benteke, Benjamin De Ceulaer, Kevin Mirallas, Marouane, Fellaini, Steven Defour, Axel Witsel, Moussa Dembele, Jonathan Blondel, Kevin De Bruyne, Guillame Gillet, Laurent Ciman, Sebastien Pocognoli, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Timmy Simons, Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Lombaerts, Daniel Van Buyten, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Jean-François Gillet.