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Man Utd defender Smalling happy playing for England coach Hodgson

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is delighted playing for England coach Roy Hodgson.

Smalling is encouraged by the knowledge he has the support of Hodgson after playing in back-to-back internationals against Brazil and San Marino.

He said: "It's great to have a manager who has belief in you.

"Both Alex Ferguson at United and Roy Hodgson have given me real confidence.

"That gives me the faith in my ability to go out there and just play.

"But the game in Montenegro is massive for England at the top of our World Cup qualifying group.

"We've taken note of their results and we know it's going to be a close group."

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