Fans react on Twitter to Ryan Shawcross' inclusion in England squad

Ryan Shawcross

Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross has been called into Roy Hodgson's latest England squad.

Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has praised Ryan Shawcross' selection by Roy Hodgson in the latest England squad.

"It's great news for Ryan and for the football club and we are all very proud."

Celtic stopper Fraser Forster is the other new face, while there is a recall for Aaron Lennon.

The full squad for the upcoming games against San Marino and Poland is as follows: 

Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich); Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke), Kyle Walker (Tottenham);  Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Sunderland), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal); Andy Carroll (West Ham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United

But how did fans on Twitter react to Shawcross' inclusion?

@loyalwolves: impressed that Woy has picked Shawcross, he's a good defender and it's nice to see an England manager not just going for the top 4 players

@mozzaascfc: Only people who are saying Shawcross is not good enough have not watched him play since last season; no player deserves it more than Ryan!

@youmeatdix: Lennon and Shawcross in the Everton team, yet no Osman?#Fallacy #EFC

@theryanluke: Replacing John Terry with Ryan Shawcross is like replacing Cristiano Ronaldo with Emile Heskey.

@dodgydave90: Ryan Shawcross in the england squad ? this means 1 thing Roy Hodgson plays football manager !

@ollie_davis: Ryan Shawcross thoroughly deserves his England call up. The England squad looks a lot nicer without John Terry too.

@glosterbirder: What's going on Woy? Calling up Ryan Legbreaker Shawcross and Aaron No Final Ball Lennon for England #ScrapingTheBarrel

@samellard88: Delighted to hear Ryan Shawcross is in the #eng team

@El_barra_: Shawcross selected for the England squad, as much as I dislike him for breaking Ramsey's leg, I know he is a quality player with potential

@danny_pnefc: Shawcross deserves his place in the England side. Just because he doesn't play for a "big club" doesn't mean he's not worthy of a call-up.

@de_rama23: Ryan Shawcross in the England squad? Roy Hodgson is smoking...

@wayne_adams: Excellent news for shawcross, I may start actually watching England games again now!!!

@carlrecine: About bloody time that Shawcross got into that squad again. Crouch with 4 in 4 still can't though #mystery

@ally__mack: Also nice to see Big Woy rates Lescott n no cap Shawcross higher than @rioferdy5 , can't be far off retirement surely .....

What do you think? Does Shawcross deserve his opportunity?

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