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England to concentrate on achieving home wins in remaining WC qualifiers

The England team will look to take maximum points from their final two World Cup qualifiers as they strive to sure up a spot at Brazil 2014.

That is the sentiment of skipper Steven Gerrard who, although admitting the Three Lions will have to do it the hard way, is confident of recording victories at Wembley over Montenegro and Poland next month.

Following Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Ukraine in Kiev, England sit on top of the Group H table with four wins and four draws, but will have to secure maximum points against sides they have not yet beaten in the qualifying stages.

"We've got a better chance of doing that at Wembley. Going away from home to places like this is very difficult. They're a good side," he told ITV after the draw.

"We always knew Ukraine were going to push us all the way. That seems to be the case. It looks like we're going to have to do it the hard way.

"I think they'll be disappointed because they know we're capable of winning our two home games.

"Hopefully we'll get a few people back fit which will give us a bit more cutting edge going forward. We're capable of getting this job done."

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Andrew Slevison
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