Daniel Sturridge ahead of Danny Welbeck for England, says Sol Campbell

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The former defender believes the Arsenal man should make way for Liverpool's striker.

Sol Campbell would pick Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge ahead of Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck in his England squad, he has told Sportlobster.

The two strikers have missed the majority of this season as they have battled back from long-term injuries.

They have returned to the first-team at their respective clubs though, with Sturridge providing the cutting edge Liverpool have lacked while Welbeck has done a similar job for Arsenal.

Both have been named in England squad’s for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands, as manager Roy Hodgson experiments with his squad.

But Campbell believes Sturridge should be in ahead of Welbeck when England pick their squad for Euro 2016 in France.

“On the question of Hodgson’s striking options, if you accept that Rooney is fit then you have to take him,” he told Sportlobster.

“It’s a risk with his form this season and his current injury but I think a squad can afford to carry a player like Rooney and wait and see how he does.

“With Kane and Vardy, Hodgson has a bit of safety in numbers. Then it gets tricky for the England coach. If Sturridge can get the rest of this season under his belt without further injury then I’d take him over Welbeck as the fourth striker.”

The forward position is certainly a difficult one for Hodgson this summer with a number of striker’s having impressed this season.

Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have been the outstanding performers so far, and many believe that the Tottenham man should be England’s first-choice up front as a result.

With Rooney injured, this international break gives the manager the chance to test that out, and should it succeed it would be no surprise to see Kane starting in the summer.

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