England Manager Roy Hodgson is set to make 6 changes to his starting line up for Tonight’s final Group B game against Slovakia.
The starting Eleven that featured against Wales will be much changed with the main story bring that Captain Wayne Rooney will be rested in place of Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson
Second half heroes Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy come in for Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane respectively. Meanwhile Kane’s club teammate Dele Alli finds his place being taken by Jack Wilshire
The other changes in personnel can be found at full back with both Kyle Walker and Danny Rose rested with Ryan Bertrand and Nathanial Clyne being drafted in
Hodgson obviously has full confidence in his squad to make wholesale changes in preparation for Tonight’s game against Slovakia. With just a point needed to secure qualification he will feel that this is the perfect opportunity to rest and rotate key players
Is it a risky strategy?, perhaps but it would be more of a risk playing the same eleven players throughout and faltering in the latter stages of the tournament so it’s best to take an opportunity like this as and when it presents itself
The other sub to come on against Wales, Marcus Rashford has to once again make do with a place on the bench but he again could be utilised in the important impact sub role
After his blunder which allowed Gareth Bale to score that free kick from distance last Thursday, Joe Hart is once again trusted with donning the gloves. Their was a small amount of clamour for Hart to also be dropped but I think that would have been a harsh choice
The other part of the pitch sees Chris Emailing and Gary Cahill continue their Centre Back partnership for the third game in a row while Eric Dier once again acts as the screen in front.
Kick off is at 8pm UK time, let’s just hope there’s no last minute drama this time around!