He said: "I'm not trying to be coy about the team. It was excellent defensively and offensively against Moldova.
"I see no reason for making any particular changes in the team other than the one forced upon us.
"We will be playing the same players as long as nothing untoward happens between now and kick off time.
"Cahill and Jagielka are both good players so it is a tight decision and whichever player I chose, I would be happy the team was well covered and that John's absence is well covered.
"It is a nice position to be in when have two good players, you trust them both, and it is up to me to choose the one I think will be the better player for this particular match."