Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill has been called into the England squad for Saturday's friendly against Slovenia at Wembley.
The 23-year-old centre-half has been drafted into Fabio Capello's squad following injury concerns surrounding captain John Terry and Wes Brown.
Chelsea defender Terry and Manchester United's Brown are both expected to be fit for next Wednesday's World Cup qualifying meeting with Croatia.
However, one or both of the experienced stoppers could miss the friendly visit of Slovenia at the weekend as a precaution.
England are just one qualifying win away from booking their place in next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa.
"Bolton Wanderers defender Gary Cahill has been added to the England squad this afternoon," confirmed a Football Association statement.
"John Terry and Wes Brown did not train this morning, though both are expected to recover from minor injuries."
Cahill has previously been included in one England squad but has yet to win his first full international cap.
He was a non-playing member of the squad named for June's World Cup qualifying double-header against Kazakhstan and Andorra.