The Scouser is set to start in tonight's World Cup qualifier in Ukraine.
âRickie is a very mature person who has seen all that football has to offer,â said Hodgson.
âHe has also seen if you are not in football, what life has to offer is maybe not as good comparably.
âThe most important thing for Rickie is to feel confident, has the confidence of the coach and the coaching staff and to feel the players have confidence in him.
âYou don't see anyone not wanting to give him the ball.
âI have not seen any sign of him not being very well integrated.â
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