Roy Hodgson says recent absentees in the England squad will only give other players a chance to show their wares on the international stage.
Liverpool pair Daniel Sturridge and Glen Johnson, Manchester United duo Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney and Arsenal young gun Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all been made unavailable for the Three Lions recently and will not play in Friday’s World Cup qualifier with Moldova.
However, Hodgson feels it could be a good chance for some other players to step up and help their country.
"Before that it was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, so we have lost five players that, a couple of weeks ago, I was really banking on.
"I know it's a cliche but it's a great opportunity for the ones who maybe would not have got a game had the others been available, and it's now up to them to do the job."