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