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Southampton's England hero Lambert fears Hodgson axe

Southampton striker Ricki Lambert accepts he could lose his England place, despite recent heroics.

He concedes the return of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge will mean a role starting from the bench.

Lambert, 31, who scored in his first two appearances, against Scotland and Moldova, said: "I understood that the chances of me playing in Kiev would have been slim if the other forwards were available.

"It has been an exciting few weeks for me. And I just hope it is going to continue.

"All I can do is give the manager another option."

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