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Hodgson keen for Man Utd's Cleverley, Oxlade-Chamberlain to continue progress

England coach Roy Hodgson is counting on his young midfield to take the game to Ukraine.

Hodgson is looking to Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manchester United's Tom Cleverley to continue the impressive form they demonstrated in Chisinau.

He said: "They have certainly made a great impact and they must be delighted with the way they played.

"It is very good we have these obvious talents coming through and breaking onto the scene and succeeding when they break onto the scene.

"But before you can become an established player, you have to do it week after week for your club team and then everytime you are selected for the national team.

"It is always good to get off to a good start like Alex and Tom have done and we now believe in them and know they have the qualities required to fill the roles we want them to fill.

"Each game is a fresh challenge and they've got to get out there and do it again. But they know the coaching staff and the players are behind them."

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