England coach Hodgson tightlipped on Poland selection

England coach Roy Hodgson is keeping selection plans close to his chest ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier against Poland.

England coach Roy Hodgson is keeping selection plans close to his chest ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier against Poland.

Hodgson was coy when questioned over any shuffles but insisted midfield pair Jack Wilshere, of Arsenal, and Manchester United's Michael Carrick - who started on the bench against Montenegro - were still in with a chance from the off.

"I think I'll keep the ideas about the team to myself for the moment, not least of all because the players haven't been informed," Hodgson said.

"I'm not certain they have as clear an idea as they would normally do as there's been no functional work done (in training).

"I'm not even certain the players are certain who's going to play at right-back in place of the suspended Kyle Walker.

"They (the substitutes) were in contention against Montenegro and they are in contention again.

"In Michael Carrick and Jack Wilshere I have two world-class players. We are blessed in the midfield department.

"In fact I would be so bold as to say any combination of four would get the job done."

 
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