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Everton defender Phil Jagielka to captain England as they look to make it a perfect ten


 


Phil Jagielka will captain England for their final Euro 2016 qualifier as they look to finish the campaign with ten wins out of ten.

With captain Wayne Rooney still nursing a knock, he along with other senior members of the squad have been allowed to stay at home for the final match of the campaign.

Roy Hodgson is likely to give some of his squad players some much needed game time as they look to force their way into his plans for next summer.

England became the first side apart from hosts France to guarantee their place at the Euros and should they win tonight they will become only the sixth team in history to win all ten of their qualifying matches.

As well as confirming Jagielka as captain, Stoke keeper Jack Butland also gets the nod ahead of Joe Hart, to play his first senior inter­national since he played a half against Italy in a 2-1 win in 2012.

Harry Kane is expected to stay up front with the likes of Jamie Vardy, Andros Townsend, and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain hoping to get a look in as part of England's forward three.

Kane's Spurs teammate Deli Ali is also expected to have a bigger part to play than his brief cameo on Friday. Hodgson has had to defend the selection of the 19 year old after former England defender Jamie Carragher said it 'had never been easier' to get into the England squad.


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