England Euro 2016: Roy Hodgson Names Squad For France

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, March 27. Roy Hodgson has selected his England squad for pre-Euro 2016 matches. Nigel Roddis/Getty

Manchester United's 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford is included in Roy Hodgson's 26-man England squad for the pre-Euro 2016 friendlies.

England manager Hodgson announced his full England squad from Wembley Stadium on Monday for preparation matches ahead of the European Championships in France this summer.

On his selection of the youngster, Hodgson said: "There is no reason why he can't knock someone off their perch but I must make it clear that that may be harder than some people expect.

"The competition for him is quite strong. He will understand that but I think he deserves to be selected in this larger squad."

Hodgson had a selection headache with injuries affecting his England squad, which saw a delay of the announcement from Thursday to Monday.

Jordan Henderson, the midfielder, returned to action from a knee injury in a substitute appearance for Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Danny Welbeck, a favorite of Hodgson's, was ruled out of contention after a knee injury he suffered playing for Arsenal will see the striker out-of-action for nine months.

Fellow Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere, was also put back into the frame despite not playing 90 minutes for the Gunners in 11 months.

But Wilshere and Henderson were both selected.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton.

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.