England coach Roy Hodgson has thrown down the gauntlet to Southampton striker Ricki Lambert.

Lambert will start tonight's World Cup qualifier against Moldova.

Hodgson said: "It would be wrong if I don't admit the loss of Rooney and Sturridge is a major blow for us.

"But this is an opportunity for the man who's been sitting back trying to take his place - a chance to get the shirt and shine."

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