Chelsea midfielder Lampard: Hodgson will select players on form

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is delighted with the support of England coach Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson has made clear to Lampard in their various chats is that age will not be the determining factor in team selection.

"It was nice to hear," said Lampard.

"That's how I'd see it as a manager. If players are performing for you, their age shouldn't really matter.

"As long as they're good influences in the dressing room and help the players around them, older players can bring their experience to the table.

"Look at Alex Ferguson, probably the best manager of all time, playing Ryan Giggs at 40 years of age against Real Madrid when we all thought he might not.

"If you've got experience and you're good enough, managers will give you that opportunity."

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