Gary Neville talks up prospects of Arsenal and Southampton forwards

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The former Manchester United defender thinks both Theo Walcott and Jay Rodriguez could play up front for England in a diamond formation.

Gary Neville thinks Theo Walcott and Jay Rodriguez have a future as England strikers if the Three Lions continue to deploy a diamond formation.

The England coach, who used to play for Manchester United, thinks either could be used up top in a 'split striker' role, where Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck played against Switzerland.

Both Arsenal forward Walcott and Southampton striker Rodriguez are currently out injured but Neville feels their future prospects with the national side look good nevertheless.

England boss Roy Hodgson looks as though he may continue with the diamond formation after the success it brought his side during the 2-0 win at Switzerland.

The prediction may provide food for thought for Rickie Lambert and, more pertinently, Daniel Sturridge.

Neville was tweeting as part of a Q + A with fans, in which the 39-year-old also revealed that former Arsenal captain Tony Adams was the most inspirational England player he has played with.

And the former United right-back also commented on Phil Jones and Jordan Henderson's future with the national side.

Indeed, the former - according to Neville - can be of value to England as a defensive midfielder, while he thinks Liverpool's Henderson is 'becoming a fantastic midfielder' overall.

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