England calls up Welbeck as injury cover

Danny Welbeck has been handed his first call-up by England ahead

of the international friendly against Ghana at Wembley.

The forward, who is on loan at Sunderland from Manchester

United, replaces Aaron Lennon after the Tottenham winger was

released from the squad because of a hamstring problem.

Welbeck has scored six goals in the Premier League this season

and was on target for the England under-21s in the win over Denmark

on Thursday.

He is unlikely to start in Tuesday’s match against the World Cup

quarterfinalists.