Report: Harry Kane's England starting spot in jeopardy after recent struggles

England's Harry Kane shoots

The 22-year old has failed to impress in recent outings for the Three Lions.

England's Harry Kane shoots

Senior figures in the England camp have called for Harry Kane to be dropped against Wales, according to a report in The Sun.

The Spurs striker struggled to get involved in Saturday’s opening fixture against Russia and doubts are surfacing over his form and fitness after less than convincing showings in his most recent England appearances.

Roy Hodgson ignored advice from his coaching staff to substitute Kane during the game – according to the Sun’s report – and instead opted for more defensive substitutions.

England succumbed to a last-gasp Russian equaliser after another Spurs man, Eric Dier, had given the Three Lions the lead with a powerful free-kick.

England's Jamie Vardy

Hodgson will now have to decide whether to stick with Kane or draft in the likes of Jamie Vardy or Daniel Sturridge to lead the line in Thursday’s crunch clash with Wales.

The Tottenham striker has played a tremendous amount of football since his emergence a little over two years ago – including the Under-21 European Championships last summer – and his work load may well be catching up with him.

He remains England’s most natural finisher however, and his return to form could be crucial if there is to be any sustained European adventure this summer.

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