The FA Announces England National Team Squad for Games Against Montenegro and Poland

The FA has announced Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the important World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland. The Three Lions need to win both matches to guarantee qualification for the 2014 World Cup.

The squad is as follows:

Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, John Ruddy

Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Phil Jagielka, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker

Ross Barkley, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Jermain Defoe, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck

3 thoughts on “The FA Announces England National Team Squad for Games Against Montenegro and Poland”

  1. Walker at right back could be a problem if he plays. His positioning and lack of concentration is worrisome. ones might be better there but he isn’t as good going forward.

    If Hodgson were brave he would start Barkley and let Gerrard and Lampard play further back to allow Barkley to run at the opposition. Won’t happen but it would be great to see as Barkley has really impressed since Martinez has shown faith in him. Young and fearless is what England need to compliment the likes of Gerrard and Lampard.

    Up front Rooney and Sturridge could be a handful for defenders. Welebck and Lambert aren’t bad substitues to have.

    1. Couldn’t agree more; a triumverate in the midfield of Gerrard/Wilshire/Barkley could be a nice mix of creativity and toughness, with enough pace and skill to finally offer England the play it deserves. Added with Rooney as the linker to Sturridge would be a handful.

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