England new boy Osman 5-1 for World Cup spot

LEON OSMAN is 5-1 with Ladbrokes to be in England’s World Cup party after he was named in Roy Hodgson’s squad to take on Sweden on Wednesday.

The Everton midfielder was a surprise inclusion and is 6-4 with Ladbrokes to start the match in Stockholm, while Steven Caulker is 11-10 to get the nod with Liverpool’s teenage ace Raheem Sterling rated at 5-4.

Jack Wilshere returns to Three Lions duty and is 6-5 with Hills to start and the same firm are offering 4-6 on at least two of Caulker, Sterling, Osman, Fraser Forster and Ryan Shawcross being involved from the start in the international friendly.

Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson, who played for Finland at youth level, will also be in the squad once he receives international clearance for Fifa, although he won’t count in the Hills debutants market.

England squad v Sweden - goalkeepers: Hart, Ruddy, Forster; defenders: Baines, Bertrand, Cahill, Caulker, Jagielka, Johnson, Shawcross, Walker; midfielders: Cleverley, Gerrard, Lennon, Osman, Shelvey, Sterling, Walcott, Wilshere, Young; forwards: Rooney, Sturridge, Welbeck.

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