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Hodgson: Important to have close look at Everton's Barkley

England coach Roy Hodgson says it's important to take a close look at Everton midfielder Ross Barkley next week.

Hodgson admits he needs to consider Barkley as over for his senior midfielders.

"It will depend really on what degree of experimentation I want to use," said Hodgson. "To what extent I am convinced an 18-year-old is going to keep out one of the seniors who have got us to the World Cup.

"I'd have to be quite convinced. Ross has great opportunities to prove that but it won't be just in a couple of England games, it will be in all the Everton games I hope he's going to play between now and the end of the season. The same would apply to the Ravel Morrisons and Ward-Prowses. Don't forget he's in the same age group."

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