Joe Hart (GK)
The young Manchester City goalkeeper has impressed since debuting for England in 2008 and is being shaped into one of the world’s great goalkeepers. The young shot stopper has been solid for City this season helping them win points on their quest for the Premier League title. Most notably making a string of impressive stops as City drew 1-1 at Anfield earlier in the season.
Micah Ricahrds (RB)
Micah debuted for England way back in 2006 when he burst onto the scene with Manchester City putting impressive performances back in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. But he was not in favour with Fabio Capello and failed to make many appearances playing second string to Glen Johnson. However after a solid season with City and Capello gone, Micah could stake a claim to be above Kyle Walker and Glen Johnson in the pecking order.
Phil Jones (CB)
Renown for bombing forward from defence, Phil Jones could make an impact at the Euros possibly playing a sweeper role similar to that of Franz Beckenbauer. The young Manchester United star has been mostly solid for United this season apart a few mishaps that come with younger players. Euro 2012 will give him a good chance of showing his abilities and will mould him into the mature centre back that could one day be England’s captain.
Gary Cahill (CB)
After four years at Bolton, Gary Cahill finally made the £7 million switch to Chelsea in January. And he has been impressive at the back, forming a good partnership with John Terry. He has also broken onto the international scene as a rising star, scoring two goals in his eight appearances for England, an impressive goal scoring record for a central defender. I would favour taking Gary to his Chelsea teammate, John Terry as he will be a breath of fresh air to an England side desperately needing some change.
Ryan Bertrand (LB)
Yet to make an England appearance yet, Ryan Bertrand may seem like a funny choice. But with his wealth of experience in the football league and his impressive start to his Chelsea career there could be case for Ryan to be above Ashley Cole in the pecking order and similar to Gary Cahill , he would be a breath of fresh air in an England side yearning for change.
Theo Walcott (RM)
Theo has been as a star waiting in the wings and Euro 2012 will give him a great opportunity to show Europe what he has really got. The tournament will be his first real opportunity for a chance at international tournament football after he never featured in both World Cup 2006 and World Cup 2010. He has also racked up his most impressive season at Arsenal to date, scoring 11 goals and 13 assists in all competitions. His freighting pace matched with dribbling will make him hot to handle at Euro 2012 and he could be England’s driving force as they look to win their first European title.
Scott Parker (CM)
Last year’s PFA player of the year, there is not much more Parker can do to warrant a place in the England squad. The cool headed midfielder has been knocking at the England door for years and the realization that the midfield partnership of Lampard and Gerrard does not work, he may land himself a starting place. Parker could be the control in the midfield England need and his wealth of experience may see him be one of the leaders in the camp. It will also give him a real chance at international tournament football after being in low in the pecking order in previous tournaments.
Frank Lampard (CM)
An established England regular, Frank Lampard has been one of the reliable players at previous international competition. And after clocking up another impressive season at Chelsea, Frank could land himself a guaranteed place at Euro 2012. Like Parker, Lampard could be a wealth of experience England need to keep level headed and conquer the French in Group D.
Ashley Young (LM)
Ashley Young finally made his big money move in the summer signing for Manchester United for a fee between 15 and 20 mill. The young winger had impressed in his time at Aston Villa being the driving force that propelled them to impressive Premier League finishes, this prompted Sir Alex to get his signature and it has paid off as Young has been one of Manchester United’s most impressive players this season, scoring five goals this campaign. It will surely be his time to shine on the international stage after breaking through in 2007, a shout for him to make his first international competition will be on the cards in the Summer at Euro 2012.
Grant Holt (ST)
Yes he plays for Norwich and yes he hasn’t played for England before, but Grant Holt has been as impressive as any English forward in the Premier League this season and thirteen goals this Premier League campaign make him the 2nd top English goal scorer in the Premier League this season behind Wayne Rooney. His big stature, presence and hard working attitude would see him cause the European defenders a problem. Surely it is a call for the old fashioned English striker to be played, so why not Grant Holt?
A real gem at Manchester United, Danny Welbeck was well behind in the pecking order at Old Trafford until an impressive loan spell at Sunderland last season. And after finally making an international breakthrough last year, there is a real shout for him to replace Wayne Rooney for England’s Group games at the Euro’s, An impressive season at United should see him stake a claim for a place in the line up.