Birchfield Harriers' Olympic bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton - already selected for the long jump - has been confirmed for the heptathlon for England at next year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne where Olympic sprint relay champion Marlon Devonish, of Coventry Godiva, will join Jason Gardener and Birchfield's Mark Lewis-Francis in a tough 100 metres.
Former world championship decathlon medallist Dean Macey, second on his senior international debut at the 1999 world championships, returns to competition after a knee problem scuppered his 2005 season.
He is one of 15 additions to the squad announced by the Commonwealth Games Council for England.
Sotherton will be joined by exciting young prospect Jessica Ennis while 2002 Commonwealth finalist Jo Fenn will contest the 800m. Liz Yelling - fourth in the 10,000m at the Games in Manchester - is chosen for the marathon.
Devonish, already selected for the 200m, and Gardener and Lewis-Francis face the likes of world record holder Asafa Powell and former world champion Kim Collins.
Macey, whose career has been blighted by injury, has not competed since he came fourth at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. However, the 27-year-old says he is in good shape and confident he can win gold if he stays injury-free.
He said: "I'm in fantastic shape and awesome form. I'm doing times now that I haven't done for a couple of years.
"If I stay injury-free I feel confident I will bring home a gold. The plan is for me to go no more than 80 per cent in training and to save that extra 20 per cent for competition.
"It's quite difficult for me to hold myself back but I'm doing it."
Macey was third at the 2001 world championships in Edmonton and sees the Melbourne Games as a vital step on his quest for Olympic glory in Beijing in 2008.
"Melbourne is an enormous landmark in my career," he said. "If I want to win a medal in Beijing, I've got to start working my way up the ladder again and I'm going to do that by winning the gold medal in Melbourne."
Ashia Hansen, of Birchfield, and Olympic 200m finalist Abi Oyepitan have withdrawn because of injury after Craig Pickering pulled out to concentrate on his studies.