Jack Colback
Jack Colback is a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson's England squadGetty

Jack Colback is the surprise name in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the friendly against Norway next month as the manager looks to rebuild the national team.

The 24 year-old Newcastle United midfielder has featured in both of the Magpies' Premier League games this season after joining the club on a free transfer from arch rivals Sunderland.

He is one of four debutantes named by Hodgson as the England boss looks to build a team that can qualify for Euro 2016.

Arsenal's 19 year-old summer signing from Southampton, Calum Chambers, receives his first call-up after featuring for the Gunners in the Premier League and Champions League already this campaign.

Aston Villa's Fabian Delph and Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose are also surprising inclusions having already made appearances for the England U-21s.

Hodgson also announced Wayne Rooney will lead the Three Lions after Steven Gerrard announced his international retirement.

Rooney had been the front runner to be given the armband after assuming the role at club level for Manchester United.

Often criticised for not always performing as well for his country as he does United, Rooney is nonetheless England's joint fourth all-time goal scorer with 40.

"To be named as England captain is a dream come true for me personally and of course my family. It is something I will take massive pride in doing," the striker said.

England squad to face Norway on 3 September:

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

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Everton)

Midfielders: Jack Colback (Newcastle United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United; captain), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)

Gareth Southgate has also named his squad for the upcoming U-21 Euro qualifiers in Lithuania and Moldova next month.

Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett and Tottenham Hotspur winger Alex Pritchard, who is currently on a season-long loan with Championship side Brentford, have been called up for the first time in a squad that also features Spurs' Eric Dier.

U-21 squad for Euro qualifiers in Lithuania and Moldova

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City).

Defenders: Tyler Blackett (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United, on loan to Nottingham Forest), Liam Moore (Leicester City), Jack Robinson (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan to Swansea City), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Hughes (Derby County), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Tom Ince (Hull City), Danny Ings (Burnley), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan at Brentford), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).