Harry Redknapp tells England to stick with Sturridge and Vardy combo

Harry Redknapp during the festival

The Leicester City and Liverpool strikers were the difference in the win over Wales.

Harry Redknapp during the festivalHarry Redknapp during the festival

Speaking to the Telegraph, Harry Redknapp has told England to stick with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge for the clash with Slovakia.

Both players made a huge impact on Thursday afternoon as they came on from the bench to secure a win over Wales.

Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring their first goalWales' Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring their first goal

The Three Lions had found themselves 1-0 at half time to their rivals after a Gareth Bale free kick somehow made its way past Joe Hart.

Roy Hodgson chose to gamble at half time, throwing on both Vardy and Sturridge to try and turn the game in his side’s favour.

It was a move that proved to be a masterstroke, as Vardy grabbed the equaliser and Sturridge struck in the dying minutes to seal the win.

England's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring their second goalEngland's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring their second goal

The result means England have all but qualified for the knockout stages, and Redknapp has urged them to stick with the team that finished against Wales, minus Marcus Rashford.

“Roy Hodgson surely has to start against Slovakia with the team that finished against Wales, apart from Marcus Rashford,” he told the Telegraph.

“I can’t see how he can drop Jamie Vardy now because he’s scored with one of his only touches in the game. Sterling won’t start again, I think Roy has to stick with Sturridge who is a wonderfully unpredictable talent.”

England head coach Roy HodgsonEngland head coach Roy Hodgson

After the impact that Vardy and Sturridge both had, it would certainly be surprising to see both dropped for the game with Slovakia.

Their introductions made England considerably more dangerous than they had been for much of the game before that, and their earlier draw with Russia.

Given England want a win to ensure a better tie in the knockout stages, Hodgson will surely be tempted to stick with both players, despite his admiration for Kane.

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