Schurrle prepared for England clash

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has said that he and his Germany side won’t take England lightly in tomorrow evening’s friendly international at Wembley, Sky Sports understands.

The 23 year old name-checked club teammates Ashley Cole, Gary Cahill and Frank Lampard, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United as just some of the good players manager Roy Hodgson has at his disposal, whilst adding that Joachim Low’s side have much respect for their opposition.

Having gave three players their Three Lions’ debut in the 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday evening, Hodgson is set name his strongest side tomorrow, with Blues defender Ashley Cole one of the seasoned internationals likely to return.

If selected, Cole will become the nation’s sixth most capped international outright and former England striker Stan Collymore believes that he will get the nod ahead of Everton’s Leighton Baines as the first choice left back in Brazil next summer.

Elsewhere, Patrick Bamford has been called into the England U21 squad for tomorrow’s game against San Marino, according to Sky Sports.

The as yet uncapped 20 year old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Nottingham Forest last January has been in great goal-scoring form since moving to MK Dons on loan twelve months ago.