Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has earned his first England call-up for the friendly against Scotland while Wayne Rooney is also selected despite Manchester United claiming the striker is currently suffering from a shoulder problem.
Rooney hasn't featured in any of United's pre-season fixtures due to seperate hamstring and shoulder problems, according to manager David Moyes, as speculation continues to mount over his future at Old Trafford.
But his inclusion in the England squad to face Scotland at Wembley next week will cause questions over the legitimacy of his current injury which Moyes claimed would keep him out of the Community Shield against Wigan Athletic this weekend.
In the absence of Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge through injury, Rooney is joined by Lambert, the highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League last season, as well as Danny Welbeck and Jermain Defoe.
Wilfried Zaha, who made his international debut against Sweden in November, is included once again despite enduring a difficult Under-21 European Championships in an England side which failed to win a game.
Hodgson will take charge of both the full England team and the Under-21 side next week with The Football Association still to name a successor to Stuart Pearce, whose contract was not renewed after a disappointing Euro 2013.
England squad to face Scotland on 14 August in full:
Ben Foster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy
Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker
Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere
James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha,
Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck