Ex-Nottingham Forest boss Pearce picks England XI, three strikers included

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Former England under-21 coach would like to see Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham strikers feature against Lithuania.

Stuart Pearce has named his preferred XI for England's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying match against Lithuania, and wants the side to attack.

The former under-21 boss and one-time caretaker manager of the national side has recommended Roy Hodgson select three recognised strikers, along with Raheem Sterling who has recently been picked up front for Liverpool.

There is no place for Danny Welbeck, who has an impressive record of five goals in four qualifiers so far.

Preferred by Pearce instead is in form Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, who has netted 24 goals in all competitions for the club this season, while Welbeck has only eight.

Daniel Sturridge is also 'selected' on the wing, while Aston Villa's Fabian Delph and Ross Barkley are absentees. Arsenal duo Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are injured and will not be available for selection next week.

Pearce also picks Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne to keep his place over Tottenham's Kyle Walker, who performed poorly for Spurs against Manchester United at the weekend.

England boss Roy Hodgson is expected to name his squad this Thursday for the upcoming international double header against Lithuania and Italy, with the latter a friendly.

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