Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has been handed an unexpected England call-up.
Ashley Cole's retirement, as well as injuries to Luke Shaw, Kieran Gibbs leaves the Three Lions short of back-up for Leighton Baines.
Rose had a poor season for Tottenham last season, and his call-up is surprising for those who have not seen him play this campaign, for the left-back has actually enjoyed a pretty good start.
Knowing his place is under pressure from new signing Ben Davies, Rose has upped his game as part of a Tottenham backline which has kept clean sheets against West Ham and QPR.
Whether the former under-21 international is capable of stepping it up against higher quality opposition remains to be seen, and England manager Roy Hodgson is at leas curious enough to take a look.
Rose is one of several new faces in the England squad, along with Jack Colback, Fabian Delph and Calum Chambers.
New Spurs signing Eric Dier, who has arguably out-performed Chambers, can be considered unlucky not to be included.
Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter to Rose's call-up...
Just read Danny Rose could be getting a England call up. What dimension am I in? Or am I still tucked in bed catching zzzzzzzz #Thfc— Marc Baker (@quirkie_bear) August 28, 2014
Huge moment for Danny Rose, getting his first England call up tomorrow. He's made a good start to the season. #THFC— Leon Mann (@Leon_Mann) August 27, 2014
Good luck to him and all that, BUT.....it tell us an awful lot about the current England team when Danny Rose gets a call up #COYS— Blackmore Spur (@blackmorespur) August 27, 2014
Not sure an England call up was expected but Danny Rose has been excellent in the first 2 games. Place under threat and hoped his game #coys— David Thomas (@davlathom) August 28, 2014
Well done to Danny Rose on his England call up. Just goes to show that hard work does pay off. Hope this is the first of many more. #COYS— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) August 28, 2014
Danny Rose for England? What do you make of his call-up?