6 Jan

No England injury worries ahead of San Marino clash, reveals Hodgson

first_imgEngland manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed he has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Thursday night’s Euro 2016 qualifying clash with European minnows San Marino.Much is expected from the Three Lions as they prepare to take on the joint-lowest ranked team in the world, and the boss insists he is keen to “keep the momentum going” with a strong performance at Wembley.Going into the international break, the side’s only concern was over the fitness of Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, who made his senior England debut in the 1-0 victory over Norway last month.The 24-year-old sat out training on Tuesday and was feared to be a doubt but Hodgson, while remaining tight-lipped on final team selection, revealed on Wednesday’s press conference he had no injury worries.“Delph took a knock at the weekend but he trained fully today. We’ve been fortunate to come through with all the players that we’ve selected in training.“We’re not planning on wholesale changes, we are keen to keep the momentum going. I think the players who played against Norway and against Switzerland did a good job and deserve a further confidence.“But on the other hand there are a lot of players who are knocking on the door and would like to get into the team and I’ve got to weigh the two things very carefully.“Keeping the team together but maybe also using at least one of these two games as a chance to see somebody else play.“I think that the players I select tomorrow will be anxious to play at the highest of their levels. That should be difficult for a team like San Marino to live with if we reach that goal and I think that that will lead to us scoring goals.“But quite frankly, I don’t think that the qualification this time around is going to hang on goal difference anyway.” The England side train ahead of Thursday’s clash with San Marino 1last_img

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