CONFIRMED: England line-up - Sturridge, Townsend starts

Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea are all represented this evening.

The men tasked with obtaining a maximum point collection from Montenegro at Wembley Stadium this evening, Friday, October 11 has been announced.

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Despite his high-profile near-post errors of late, manager Roy Hodgson has retained faith in the shot-stopping ability of Joe Hart, who will guard goal behind a back-line that features two Evertonians.

There is midfield variety in the centre of the park as an experienced Steven Gerrard/Frank Lampard duo will be complimented by the dynamism and pace of fast-rising Tottenham Hotspur star Andros Townsend, who is preferred over the steady James Milner.

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The attack has the potential to devastate. Daniel Sturridge is one of the form strikers in the Premier League with Liverpool, Wayne Rooney is on a hot international streak returning eight goals from his last 11 appearances and Daniel Welbeck struck twice last month in September, against Moldova.

Judging from the players below… Hodgson may well go for a 4-2-3-1, with Sturridge leading the line.

ENGLAND: Hart; Walker, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines; Gerrard, Lampard; Townsend, Rooney, Welbeck; Sturridge.

What do you think of the selection chosen by Hodgson? Should he have fielded Jack Wilshere or is the first-team strong enough to defeat Montenegro? Let us know in the comments below…

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