Terry Butcher names his England starting XI for Russia clash

England's Terry Butcher , Gary Lineker and Bryan Robson celebrate

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur stars all make the cut, but Everton defender John Stones is dropped.

England's Terry Butcher , Gary Lineker and Bryan Robson celebrate

Former England defender Terry Butcher has named his England starting XI for their Euro 2016 opening clash with Russia to Sky Sports.

There is fierce debate about who Roy Hodgson should pick in his team, with a number of selection dilemmas across the team.

The Three Lions boss is yet to decide on what formation he will go with for the tournament, with questions over whether he can use a diamond formation or opt for a more traditional 4-4-2.

He then must decide who of John Stones, Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling will be his central defensive partnership, while there are questions about Jack Wilshere’s role in midfield.

And when asked to name his starting 11 by Sky Sports, Terry Butcher answered some of those key questions.

England's John Stones

In goal he went with Manchester City’s Joe Hart, which is no surprise given his status as number one.

At left-back it was Southampton man Ryan Bertrand, who makes it in ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose, while Liverpool full back Nathaniel Clyne was picked ahead of Kyle Walker at right-back.

In central defence it is Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, with Everton’s John Stones dropped to the bench.

England's Jack Wilshere in action with Portugal's William Carvalho

Jack Wilshere does make it into the team though, with the Arsenal man partnered alongside Spurs star Eric Dier.

Captain Wayne Rooney occupies a wide right role, while Jamie Vardy starts on the left. Dele Alli is handed the number ten role in his team.

Up front it is Harry Kane, which is no surprise given he topped the Premier League goal-scoring charts last season.

England's Harry Kane

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