Aviva Stadium

Next Game

Rep Ire v England

Sunday, 07 June 2015, 20:00

International Match

Last Game

Italy 1 - 1 England

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 19:45

International Match

Hodgson plans revealed

Gareth Southgate has revealed that England manager Roy Hodgson may take some young players with him to the World Cup in addition to his 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil.

Last Updated: 06/03/14 at 23:46 Post Comment

England manager Roy Hodgson may take some young players to Brazil.

England manager Roy Hodgson may take some young players to Brazil.

Under-21's boss Southgate is taking an Under-20's squad to the Toulon Tournament in France, and is intending to pick Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw if Hodgson does not opt to take them to Brazil.

Winger Sterling and defender Shaw played in the 1-0 friendly win over Denmark on Wednesday having made the step up from the under-21s, and when asked if he would use them for Toulon if they were available, Southgate said: "Yes. Absolutely.

"They have both been a big part of what we have done so far.

"There is also the possibility Roy might take a couple of youngsters for the experience.

"That is something he is thinking about - maybe taking a couple of younger players to give them experience of just being around it.

"It hasn't been finalised but I am guessing it might be a couple of the players who are not young enough to play in Toulon. They might be in the frame for that.

"It is something we have just touched upon really. But I think it shows the joined-up thinking with the England teams in trying to give our young players the right experience."

Southgate certainly has no complaints over losing the services of Shaw - holder

of three under-21 caps and winner of his first senior one on Wednesday - to

Hodgson's group.

He said: "I felt with Luke that if we didn't lose him for the summer we probably would for the end of the (European Championship qualifying) campaign because we know that Ashley (Cole) won't keep going forever.

"So I've already been thinking about succession planning."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Arsenal's title drought is 'boring'

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their decade-long wait for the title.

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year on Sunday evening.

Louis van Gaal had a feeling Man Utd were not right after watching warm-up

Louis van Gaal says he knew something was wrong with his Man Utd players by watching the warm-up before the defeat at Everton.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company