Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the friendly against Sweden after returning from a 14 month injury lay-off.

The 20-year-old is in line to make his first international appearance since June 2011 after featuring for The Gunners against Queen's Park Rangers and Manchester United in the Premier League.

Everton midfielder Leon Osman, who has played a pivotal role in The Toffees' impressive start to the domestic season is included for the first time, while Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling will be seeking his first cap after being called into the squad for the World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in September.

Jack Wilshere
Wilshere hasn't played for England since June 2011.

Sterling is also eligible to play international football for Jamaica, but The Football Association are keen not to miss out on the winger, who has made an impressive breakthrough into the Liverpool first-team under Brendan Rodgers.

Teammate Jonjo Shelvy, who made his debut against San Marino last month, is again called up and Ashley Young returns after a long injury lay-off. Captain Steven Gerrard could win his 100<sup>th cap if selected.

Joleon Lescott has been left out in defence, Jermaine Defoe and Andy Carroll have been overlooked in attack, while Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole and Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all unavailable through injury.

Adam Johnson has been dropped following a shaky spell with Sunderland.

Previously called up defenders Steven Caulker, a non-playing member of the squad that faced Italy in August and Ryan Shawcross, who didn't feature in either of October's World Cup qualifiers, will both seek to make their international debuts in Stockholm

Wayne Rooney is among three strikers selected by Hodgson, alongside Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck, with Theo Walcott a possible additional option.

In goal, alongside first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart, hero from Celtic's victory over Barcelona Fraser Forster and Norwich City's John Ruddy have all been selected, with Jack Butland again sidelined.

England squad to face Sweden on 14 November:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur), Leon Osman (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).