Sterling called up by Hodgson
Manager Roy Hodgson lost two members of his 23-man squad on Friday.
Then, during the 4-1 win over Montenegro, full-back Kyle Walker picked up a caution which means he is suspended for the Poland encounter where England must win to book automatic qualification to next summer's Finals in Brazil.
However, Hodgson evidently felt he was light on bodies and has elected to draft in Sterling, part of Gareth Southgate's Under-21 side that defeated San Marino on Thursday.
Jamaica-born Sterling became the fifth-youngest player in England history when he started the friendly defeat in Sweden last November.
The 18-year-old has not featured for his country since, although he was part of the squad that defeated Moldova and drew in Ukraine last month.
England head into the final set of fixtures heading Group H by a point.
However, as second-placed Ukraine face a less-than-daunting away game against San Marino, Hodgson knows victory is essential to avoid the hazardous play-offs.
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