Few give Roy Hodgson's side a chance at next summer's tournament in Brazil
The winger has made an impression on the national side since breaking into the team
People want us to lose because we have won the league so much
He gave up managing to guide the Spurs and England winger and to help the fight against racism
The duplication of their midfield roles makes England look one-paced
Roy Hodgson said on Monday that Andros Townsend, England’s match-winner on Friday, had picked up an unspecified injury in training and cast some doubt over whether the Tottenham man would play in Tuesday’s must-win World Cup qualifier against Poland.
The captain was part of the side that lost 3-2 and failed to reach Euro 2008
Hodgson's side will walk out in their critical World Cup qualifier on Tuesday to around 20,000 Poland fans at Wembley
He is uniquely ill-suited to one of Britain's most high-profile, high stress jobs - and we should wish him all the best
Wayne Rooney set aside the obvious delight at his own resurgence to acclaim the talents of the remarkable Andros Townsend, the kid from nowhere driving England towards the World Cup.
A wise Hodgson will stand back from the rhetoric of his preparation
Roy Hodgson was delighted last night as his gamble to start Andros Townsend was fully justified, with the young Tottenham winger making the first goal and scoring the brilliant third on his full England debut.
Roy Hodgson has issued a rallying cry that England would meet the public expectation that they should reach the World Cup finals next summer, as they prepare for the first of their final two qualifiers against Montenegro – and added he would make no excuses in the event of failure.
The Montenegro coach, Branko Brnovic, resisted the temptation to tear into England for a second time as he contemplates the monumental task of leading his patched-up team to victory at Wembley and possibly taking over top spot in World Cup qualifying Group H.
Come back tonight to follow the match of England v Montenegro with our live blog, followed by the latest match report.
England trails in terms of the percentage of homegrown players playing domestically in comparison to Spain and Germany