Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Leicester forward Jamie Vardy have both been called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying double-header against San Marino and Switzerland.
Vardy, 28, was named in the travelling party for matches against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia in May after playing a key role in the Foxes' miraculous escape from relegation under former manager Nigel Pearson. While he did not feature in either of those games, his positive form has continued during the early stages of the 2015/16 campaign with goals against Sunderland and Bournemouth.
The former Fleetwood striker's latest international call-up comes just two weeks after he was handed a substantial fine and prescribed a programme of diversity awareness training by his club after they undertook an investigation against claims in the media that he had allegedly used a racial slur in a casino.
Shelvey, meanwhile, returns to the England fold for the first time since November after a number of consistent performances that culminated in Swansea's third consecutive victory over Manchester United. He has represented his country at several youth levels including U21 and his solitary cap for the senior side came after he replaced Michael Carrick in the 66th-minute of a 5-0 rout of San Marino in October 2012.
"On this occasion we are obviously missing some players from the June matches," Hodgson was quoted as saying by the Football Association (FA) after his selection was finally revealed following a five-day delay brought about due to a number of players unable to confirm their fitness. "However this is compensated by the fact we have players who weren't available over the summer.
"Jonjo Shelvey gets another chance as he has been very impressive since the start of the season whilst Ryan Mason has been unlucky with us - he picked up an injury the last time he was in the England squad. This latest squad shows we are working a good number of players with a claim to be England regulars and secure a place in Euro 2016.
"Before that there are two matches we must focus on. The players must keep going, play well and look to win every match. I don't want any let up and we want to win both these games."
All the usual suspects feature in the squad, including the likes of Joe Hart, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Theo Walcott and captain Wayne Rooney. Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason is also back after withdrawing from the squad in June due to a knock sustained in training.
Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is preferred to Crystal Palace's Alex McCarthy and John Stones takes his place after being persistently linked with a move to Chelsea over recent weeks. Left-back Kieran Gibbs is preferred to Danny Rose despite playing just seven minutes for Arsenal this season.
England are currently top of qualifying Group E with 18 points after six consecutive victories. The match against San Marino takes place on Saturday 5 September and they host second-place Switzerland at Wembley three days later.
England's 22-man squad to face San Marino and Switzerland
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Jack Butland, Tom Heaton
Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Luke Shaw, Kieran Gibbs, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Phil Jagielka
Midfielders: Michael Carrick, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Jonjo Shelvey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, Ryan Mason
Forwards: Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Theo Walcott