England coach Hodgson challenges Southampton striker Lambert to grab chance

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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