The 23-year-old has been drafted into the senior set-up this afternoon for the friendly against Denmark at Old Trafford on Sunday after Gareth Southgate was forced to withdraw through injury.
Anthony has started all but two of our 14 matches so far this season and has been in impressive form.
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said: "I have called Anthony Gardner into the squad. He is a player I have watched several times and I know he played very well against Arsenal on Saturday.
"This is a good opportunity for the player and a good opportunity for me to have a look at him too."
Anthony Gardner’s excellent performances in the heart of our defence this season have been rewarded with a first call-up to the full England squad.