England coach Roy Hodgson is unsure about Jack Rodwell's move to Manchester City.

Blues boss Roberto Mancini has already warned Rodwell he may face a wait to establish himself at the Etihad Stadium.

"I'll be honest: I think this year there'll be quite a few times I have to select players who won't be in their team," said Hodgson.

"I don't know how many starts Jack Rodwell will get at Manchester City.

"That's a risk, but it's the nature of the Premier League.

"There are so few English players in the league, and many of them playing for the same club."