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Steven Gerrard and Jack Wilshere are both the most obvious inclusions. Wilshere still has plenty to prove after being ruled out for six weeks, but I would anticipate him being fit and thus being included.
Indeed, the injury might be a blessing in disguise in a way, in terms of having a little rest from playing football for a few weeks—although it will remain an ongoing injury concern for both club and country.
I'd also go with Jordan Henderson, who I think is going to have a cracking end to the season at Liverpool—and I think he deserves his place as a squad member, although not necessarily as a starter.
Another youngster I would have is Ross Barkley, who I'd probably take instead of Frank Lampard.
Arguably, if Lampard is not going to start many games and you are going to be looking at players who can come off the bench and make a difference, then why not go with Barkley? He's got creativity, mobility and has shown he can score goals (although perhaps not quite as prolifically as Lampard once did).
Versatility is a key reason why I would take James Milner, as he can play anywhere across midfield and also even at right-back in a pinch.
Then it's a case of two from three among Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andros Townsend and Raheem Sterling.
If the tournament was today, then I think Sterling would probably go, but I've got a sneaky feeling that Roy Hodgson will want a bit more beef and physical directness—which would lead him to taking Townsend and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Having said that, a lot will depend on how they finish the season with their respective clubs, and they can all force themselves into the reckoning or play themselves out of contention over the next two months.
That leaves one final space, which goes to Adam Lallana. I first saw him in 2008 playing in the Championship, when he came on as a substitute and scored a great goal. He was clearly a clever player then and he has developed his game gradually ever since.
He understands the football pitch and its dimensions, and he knows his capabilities. When he came on against Brazil, he made an immediate impact. For me, he would even start in midfield—alongside Gerrard and Wilshere.
Last time we played very well in a home friendly, it was against Brazil, with Gerrard, Wilshere and Tom Cleverley orchestrating things from midfield. I would now have Lallana in there instead of Cleverley. I think his obvious desire to represent England, something unfortunately not all modern players have, would also be a real asset.
Midfielders: Steven Gerrard, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Andros Townsend, Adam Lallana