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Euro2016: Hodgson says no changes required but England set for drastic alterations

Roy Hodgson suggests he does not need to make any changes to his England team for Monday night's final Group B fixture against Slovakia.

The Three Lions sit on top of their group on four points but are only one ahead of the Slovakians ahead of the clash in Saint-Etienne, with Hodgson indicating he could stick with a similar XI to that of the first two games against Russia and Wales.

Hodgson said: "I don't think its absolutely necessary [for me to make changes to my team].

"The players are in good shape and I don't think it will be a problem if I keep very much the same side as we've played.

"But also there are a lot of players who would like to play and have been knocking hard at the door to play so I have the option to refresh because everyone is anxious to get their chance and show what they can do.

"It's really a question of what we would like to do rather than what we feel is necessary in any other way."

However, a report in The Sun claims that Hodgson could make up to six changes for the Slovakia game which may include resting captain Wayne Rooney and bringing in Jordan Henderson.

It is also believed that Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy, Jack Wilshere, Ryan Bertrand and Nathaniel Clyne will all start while Dele Alli, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are set to step aside.

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