England coach Roy Hodgson says their personnel crisis isn't affecting morale ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Ukraine.

Hodgson senses an air of confidence about his squad that ensures they will not be diverted from their task easily.

"I can't say that is a positive thing to be without Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck and to know Daniel Sturridge might not be with us either," said Hodgson.

"But I believe the group of players we have will step up to the plate. They won't let us down."

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