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With Roy Hodgson selecting a number of inexperienced youngsters and debutants, Goal.com asks who is least worthy of their place ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers

With the latest round of Premier League fixtures out of the way, it is time to concentrate on England’s latest travails on the road to World Cup 2014.

Up next for the Three Lions are San Marino and Poland, and Roy Hodgson has chosen a few new faces and inexperienced figures in his quest to gain six points. But has he made the right choices?

Andy Carroll and Adam Johnson’s selections caused raised eyebrows up and down the country after the pair only recently returned from injury for West Ham and Sunderland respectively.

Carroll has been out for four weeks and only managed 12 minutes against QPR before being called upon by his national team manager.

Though a full 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday will perhaps be used as evidence that the striker is on his way back to full fitness, he has been prone to injury in the past.

Johnson has attracted similar doubts over his match fitness, after featuring just three times for the Black Cats during the last six weeks, though he did feature for over an hour in Sunderland’s previous two Premier League games.

And what of Ryan Shawcross’ first senior England call-up? Has the Stoke City man earned a place in Hodgson’s plans or is the manager just securing his international future with Wales lurking?

Fraser Forster is another new face. The Celtic goalkeeper, who is yet to represent England at any level, has long been touted as a potential international but is performing well in the SPL really a suitable yard stick?

Jonjo Shelvey was a late call-up to the squad - coming in for the injured Frank Lampard for his first ever senior selection. The Liverpool man, who has represented England at every junior level, has stepped up to a more prominent role this season in the continued absence of Lucas Leiva and the below-par performances of Steven Gerrard.

However, the midfielder recently showed his ill discipline in receiving a red card against Manchester United and may lack the experience to contribute at international level.

And, finally, Danny Welbeck. The striker impressed during his breakthrough season at Manchester United last term - notching nine goals in 30 Premier League appearances - but he is yet to get off the mark this season, and missed an open goal during the 2-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.

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