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Sam Wallace is Chief Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Gary Cahill (right) in action for England against Slovenia

Gary Cahill: England have 'unfinished business' after last year's World Cup

Defender says England are determined to make impact at Euro 2016

Slovenia's Milivoje Novakovic

England vs Slovenia: 'Wayne Rooney's performance says a lot about him as a man' says Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson said that Wayne Rooney demonstrated his new maturity by picking himself up from a blatant elbow to score the winning goal against Slovenia and take himself to within a goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time England record of 49.

England U21s manager Gareth Southgate wants players to mingle with the locals during the finals

European Under-21s Championships: Ketchup on the menu as Gareth Southgate trusts U21s to behave

England Under-21 manager puts his trust into young squad to behave

Jack Wilshere scores for England
Charlie Austin has been lined with a move away from QPR

Charlie Austin: £15m QPR striker wanted by Southampton, West Ham and Newcastle United

25-year-old is QPR's most saleable asset

Raheem Sterling trains with Wayne Rooney

Slovenia vs England: Wayne Rooney backs Raheem Sterling to give best of himself in Euro 2016 qualifier

Midfielder can end a disrupted season on a high by helping Three Lions move closer to next summer's finals

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is desperate for a move away from Anfield

Raheem Sterling to leave Liverpool: Sterling wants Manchester City transfer settled before start of new season

The player is unwilling to be part of a late deal that would destabilise his preparation for the coming campaign

Nathan Redmond in action for England Under-21s

Nathan Redmond: We want to change the image of young England players

Midfielder insists they do care and will prove it at upcoming European U-21 Championship finals, writes Sam Wallace

At 23, Jack Wilshere is central to Roy Hodgson's plans for England’s midfield

Jack Wilshere: I made the same mistake twice - but I am not a smoker

England midfielder was asked what the biggest mistake of his career was

Members of the England squad during training this week

Slovenia vs England preview: Unbeaten since their World Cup agony, but it's still the familiar old England

Despite changes in personnel and formation, Roy Hodgson's side are just where they usually are at this stage in the cycle

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