Bolton Wanderers centre-forward Kevin Davies was on Monday selected by England manager Fabio Capello for next week's home Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro.
Davies had become so weary of waiting for England's call that he joked about representing a Caribbean island because "my half-brother's Jamaican''. Now Kingston's loss is Wembley's gain. International life begins at 33 for Davies.
"I feel shocked,'' Davies said. "The call came in this afternoon, and I sat down for five minutes, wondering whether it was a wind-up.