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England head coach Eddie Jones says Chris Ashton deserves his recall to the set up, after returning from France to play his rugby at Sale Sharks.
Wing Ashton, 31, spent a season in Toulon after leaving Saracens, however, having now returned to England he is eligible to play for his country and is named in a pre-season training camp.
A 44-man squad will convene at the Lensbury Hotel from Saturday 4 August until Monday 6 August with 39-capped Ashton among them.
"Chris is an exceptional player, I think we have seen with his form at Saracens, then at Toulon he has played exceedingly well," said Jones.
Ashton was last capped in 2014 and Jones added: "He’s come back to England because he wants to play for England so he has got the right desire, the right attitude so it will be good to work with him."
Three players from England's World Rugby U20 Championship squad are also named with Jones looking for the stars of the future.
Harlequins wing Gabriel Ibitoye, Leicester Tigers back Jordan Olowofela and Saracens lock Joel Kpoku are all included, having featured for the U20s in the summer.
"It is an opportunity for them to show us what they have got," said Jones. "We have identified those guys who can potentially play for England in the future so this is a great opportunity for them."
Jones added of the camp: "This camp is all about individual preparation, it’s about looking to see how we can help each of the players improve, how we can help with their selection for the national team, because we have 44 players coming in plus another 15 who are strongly in contention for the Quilter Internationals in November."
England will play four matches in the upcoming Quilter Internationals against South Africa (3 November), New Zealand (10 November), Japan (17 November) and Australia (24 November). Kick off for all games will be 3pm live on Sky Sports HD.