England manager Roy Hodgson will reveal his squad that will play against Slovenia and Scotland, this lunchtime. There have been a host of names thrown about the mix who may get a look in. Let’s see the candidates…
Harry Kane – The Spurs striker has been in top form for his club and is leading the goal scoring charts for Tottenham. Kane’s growth as a player was epitomised when he came on against Villa with his side 1-0 down, the cameo appearance ended in a goal for Kane and Spurs winning the match 2-1. A player full of confidence and scoring goals for fun, will Hodgson be tempted to give Kane his first cap?
Saido Berahino – 7 goals in 10 games is quite a fate, something that Roy Hodgson may not be able to look over. Berahino failed to make the senior squad when Hodgson last picked his side, but the West Brom striker has kept plugging away. With the form he is on at the moment, surely Berahino deserves to be called up. Bags of pace, skill and a natural eye for goal, could this make Berahino’s career?
Ross Barkley – Back from injury and starting once again for the Toffees, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley will be tough to overlook. Touted as one of the brightest young talents that England has ever seen, Barkley will surely be given his place back in Hodgson’s team. A player with flair and outstanding technique, fans will be calling for Barkley to make the cut.
Theo Walcott – He’s been out for over 9 months, finally, Theo Walcott is back in the fray. The winger came on for the last 10 minutes of Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Burnley and showed fans that he is back. Walcott has matured into a fine player for club and country and Hodgson may be inclined to add Walcott into his squad this afternoon. But, could it be too soon?
Daniel Sturridge – Injured since his international duty with England last time out, Daniel Sturridge has yet to play any football for club and country who’s been out since September. Tension between Hodgson and Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers could be tight after the strikers injury in training. Could Hodgson be pressured into not calling up the striker? A player who’s absence shows, Sturridge is a key player for the Three Lions and the Reds. Will he play?
By Oliver Baines | November 6th, 2014