Sturridge happy for Hodgson support despite Chelsea struggles

Danny Sturridge is happy to be back in the England squad after limited opportunities at Chelsea.

Danny Sturridge is happy to be back in the England squad after limited opportunities at Chelsea.

Having been deployed as a winger in the past, Sturridge is now operating in his preferred centre forward position but of his 11 Chelsea appearances this season, 10 have been as a substitute.

He knows he must make the most of any time he gets on the field and hopes his proven versatility can continue to help his cause.

Sturridge said: "It was a long time ago when I played against Sweden last time. I think I played on the wing, so I don't know what the manager is going to do, whether I will play as a striker or a winger.

"I am not one to stress about whether I start or not. It is the manager's decision and I will just go out there and show him what I am capable of doing, whatever amount of minutes he gives me.

"It is a huge window of opportunity for everyone to show the manager what they can do and stake a claim to be involved in the World Cup qualifiers.

"It is just a great place to be and to be a part of it is always special, whether it be a friendly or a competitive game."

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