PHILLIPS AND ANDERTON GET ENGLAND CALLS
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Phillips has won the chance he has been pleading for, as Eriksson endeavours to have a look at some fringe players with World Cup qualification secured.
The former Watford man had only been included in one of Eriksson`s previous squads, but he failed to make it onto the pitch for the clash with Spain.
Anderton is fit and playing well again after being troubled with an Achilles problem last year, and both will look to stake a claim for a place on the trip to Japan and South Korea.
Eriksson is looking forward to seeing the pair up close in training this week.
"I think Kevin Phillips is doing very well at the moment," Eriksson told the FA's official website. "I think he is playing much better this season and so I am interested to see him.
"It is the same with Darren as with Kevin. He is doing well, and playing regularly. I saw him last season when he was still recovering from injuries but this season I think he is playing better.
"I don't know him at all at the moment - only what I have seen from the stands, so it will be good to get a closer look."
Charlton Athletic defender Chris Powell has also won a return to the squad to face Eriksson`s home nation after being left out for the last three qualifiers.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is also back in the squad after being banished from the Greece game last month following his drinking exploits with other Blues players at a Heathrow hotel.
Leeds United striker Alan Smith is recalled after missing the Greece game through injury and he will hope to get a chance to stake his claim for a place in the side.
West Ham United midfielder Trevor Sinclair keeps his place in the side after being called into the squad for the Greece game.
There is no room in the squad for Ipswich Town striker Marcus Stewart, who had been tipped for a call-up, and Steve McManaman is left out as he has club duties with Real Madrid.
Eriksson is boosted by the return of Liverpool striker Michael Owen after a hamstring injury ruled him out of the Greece World Cup qualifier last month.
Owen has proved his fitness, starting the last three matches for The Reds and he grabbed two goals in front of the onlooking Eriksson at Anfield.
David Seaman is again missing with a shoulder problem which ruled him out the Greece clash and his Arsenal team-mate Sol Campbell is also absent.
Seaman's absence means Leicester City shot-stopper Ian Walker keeps his place in the squad with Leeds United's Nigel Martyn set to start the game.
Manchester United duo Andy Cole and Wes Brown have been ruled out of the squad through injury.
Cole missed the Liverpool game with a calf strain while Brown suffered a recurrence of a knee problem during the game.
Liverpool midfielder Nick Barmby is out as he is struggling with an ankle knock and it is feared he could be out of action for two months.
England captain David Beckham is fit to take his place in the squad despite being seen to apply an ice-pack to his knee after being substituted in Manchester United's defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.
Nigel Martyn (Leeds), Richard Wright (Arsenal), Ian Walker (Leicester City) Gary Neville (Man Utd), Phil Neville (Man Utd), Danny Mills (Leeds), Chris Powell (Charlton) Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Martin Keown (Arsenal), Ugo Ehiogu (Middlesbrough), Gareth Southgate (Middlesbrough), Rio Ferdinand (Leeds), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Danny Murphy (Liverpool), David Beckham (Man Utd), Paul Scholes (Man Utd), Trevor Sinclair (West Ham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea) Darren Anderton (Tottenham Hotspur) Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham), Michael Owen (Liverpool) Robbie Fowler (Liverpool), Emile Heskey (Liverpool), Kevin Phillips (Sunderland) Alan Smith (Leeds)