Former England under-20 coach Peter Taylor suggests the best position for Harry Kane

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The Tottenham Hotspur striker looks set to start for England v Spain tonight.

England take on Spain this evening in a marquee international friendly in Alicante.

The Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson has already admitted that he will be experimenting with his team for the friendly with captain Wayne Rooney definitely sitting out. The Premier League's top scorer Jamie Vardy is a doubt with a knock leaving Harry Kane likely to start up front.

He has recently rediscovered his best form - scoring six goals in his last four games and will be hoping to carry that run into England duties this week.

One man who knows the Tottenham striker well is former England under-20 boss Peter Taylor. Taylor, who also had a spell in charge of the senior team as a caretaker, worked with Kane in 2013 and has been speaking about the player on Sky Sports News this morning (13/11/2015).

He made it clear the position in which he feels Kane is best suited:

"He can play as a number nine or a number 10, whatever you want.

"(He's) probably (best) as a number nine. Because I think he is so good with his back to goal. He is so honest as well and he will make solo runs forward without the ball so to me has lots of good options there. He will score a goal, wins enough in the air and he is a very good target man. So I would personally think of Harry as more of a number nine."

Kane has played at both nine and 10 in his career but Taylor is right to suggest that Kane is better nine. He certainly plays best for Tottenham when in front of Christian Eriksen in advanced midfield and ging forward for England a partnership with the likes of Wayne Rooney or Ross Barkley might be best suited to Kane's skill-set.

Here is hoping that tonight he can bag a goal for England to continue his and his nation's impressive recent form.

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