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​England manager Southgate admits he lacks 'midfield maestros'

England manager Gareth Southgate admits that he lacks players in his side who can pull strings in his midfield.

The Three Lions could only manage a 2-2 draw in the World Cup qualifier against Scotland last week, and Southgate says his side struggled without a creative midfielder.

"We've obviously gone into this game without Jack (Wilshere), Henderson, Drinkwater, Delph if you are looking at English players playing," Southgate said.

"There's no-one else. You are talking about Carrick and Barry so that is the concern in terms of numbers of players and that is part of the challenge.

"In terms of the task that we have got, that bit can't be underestimated. But we have to hope there are some young players in the under-21s and under-20s that can add to that. We have got talent coming through, they need opportunities."


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