For several years, Rooney has been England’s number one striker and has delivered on so many of the big occasions, whether under Roy Hodgson or a previous manager. Though without a league goal this season, he has been to World Cups as well as European Championships; additionally, in 2014, he was named captain. With over 100 caps and 48 international goals, it is almost guaranteed he’ll be named in Hodgson’s squad.
Harry Kane is new onto the scene of international football with only two caps, however he did score just 80 seconds into his debut at Wembley Stadium earlier this year. A phenomenal season in 2014-15 saw him be named in the PFA Team of the Year, as well as him picking up the PFA Young Player of the Year so he should be included by Roy in this squad as a result of his recent form.
Charlie Austin has been linked with several clubs over the summer, proving that he is Premier League quality. Despite never having an international cap, he has started the season in fine form by scoring four in QPR’s opening five games, including two against Rotherham. The Hoops forward is also prolific from the penalty spot, as was seen on Saturday, meaning he can be called upon if needed in this instance. Therefore, why not give him a chance in the upcoming games?
Callum Wilson will certainly be fresh in Roy Hodgson’s mind from the weekend after scoring a hat-trick and setting another one up for Bournemouth away to West Ham. He was crucial in helping The Cherries gain promotion last season and has played every game so far in this campaign. Statistics don’t lie and with 23 goals from 48 appearances for his club, he may well have earned himself a call-up.