Sturridge happy for Hodgson support despite Chelsea struggles

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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