Hodgson thinks Carroll can hurt Sweden
Roy Hodgson is considering playing Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck up front against Sweden tonight in Kiev.
Erik Hamren's side have conceded six of their last seven goals from headers.
"They have conceded a lot of goals off crosses," said Steven Gerrard. "It is an area we will be trying to concentrate on."
Hodgson is giving thought to keeping Welbeck but partnering him with Carroll, above, to exploit this weakness. Ashley Young would then move to the left wing; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would drop to the bench.
Hodgson and Gerrard said England would be favourites against the Swedes. "We have to accept that in the next two games we will not be underdogs and it is up to us to get the results," said Hodgson. Gerrard said: "With all due respect to Sweden, they are not France."
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