England boss Gareth Southgate has recalled Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the upcoming European qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, 26, has only made one international appearance – against Bulgaria in September – since injuring his cruciate ligaments in a Champions League semi-final in April 2018.
He has scored four goals in the last two weeks for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with the latest coming in a 2-1 win over Genk in midweek.
The former Arsenal man also scored a long range effort against the Gunners in last week’s Carabao Cup clash to help Liverpool to a win on penalties.
Manchester City defender John Stones returns, having not played for England since the Nations League semi-final defeat to Netherlands in April.
Stones has recently made a return to action for City, although was confined to the bench during last night’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta.
He replaces Everton’s Michael Keane, who started England’s 2-1 defeat in the Czech Republic last month – their first qualifying defeat in 11 years.
There is, however, still no room for Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, who spent the final 10 minutes of last night’s Atalanta clash in goal after Claudio Bravo’s sending off.
He also scored and provided an assist as City completed a 2-1 comeback victory against Southampton at the weekend.
Manchester United pair Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also miss out, with Leicester’s James Maddison recalled following his withdrawal from the last squad due to illness.