Chris Smalling

Hodgson pleased with Man Utd defender Smalling

England coach Roy Hodgson was pleased with Manchester United defender Chris Smalling's form last week.

Smalling featured in both defeats to Chile and Germany.

Hodgson insists England doesn't need Chelsea's Terry

England coach Roy Hodgson says they have enough cover at the back without having to recall Chelsea captain John Terry.

Arsenal defender Mertesacker happy with personal form

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is delighted with his current form.

Mertesacker was Germany’s matchwinner against England on Tuesday.

Man Utd defender Smalling insists positives can be drawn from England defeats

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says England can build on their back-to-back defeats this past week.

Man Utd defender Smalling happy at centre-half for England

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was happy to play at centre-half for England last night.

Smalling says he feels a central defensive role is his future.

Hodgson shuts down England recall talk for Chelsea captain Terry

England coach Roy Hodgson has shut down talk of recalling Chelsea captain John Terry.

England players Smalling, Townsend delighted for Hart

England teammates were delighted for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart after his performance in defeat to Germany.

Hart went into the game under huge pressure.

Man Utd defender Smalling admits World Cup on mind

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits making England's World Cup squad is on his mind.

Smalling confident Man Utd beginning to come good

Chris Smalling believes Manchester United are starting to gain momentum in their quest to retain the Premier League title.

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