Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has received his first England call-up.

The 24-year-old has made it into Roy Hodgson’s squad for the friendly against Norway next week and it tops a fine start to the season for the midfielder.

Colback has been one of Newcastle’s stand-out performers in the first two games and the reward is a place in Hodgson’s new-look national squad.

Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole have all retired from international football, meaning a new crop of players including Colback have been given a chance to shine. Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph, Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and Everton’s John Stones are also included.

There is more positive news for Newcastle in the age limited England squads, with on-loan defender Jamaal Lascelles making it into the under 21’s after recently returning from a knee injury.

Rolando Aarons has also been called up to the under 20’s side after his fine form in pre-season seen him break into the first-team squad at St James’ Park.