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England coach Hodgson rules out defensive role for Man Utd's Carrick

England coach Roy Hodgson says he won't play Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick at the back against San Marino tonight.

Despite Rio Ferdinand's absence it looks unlikely Hodgson will use Carrick as a central defender.

Hodgson said: "I think we've got four very good players here. I would be loath to be using Carrick, who has been selected for his prowess as a midfielder.

"It would be enormously harsh on the four centre-backs we have who are all vying for a place in the team."

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