Sturridge could start over Kane vs Wales – report

Date published: Tuesday 14th June 2016 11:15

Roy Hodgson is considering starting Daniel Sturridge against Wales, with Harry Kane dropping to the bench.

Reports in both The Sun and Daily Mirror claim that Hodgson is considering turning to Sturridge after Kane looked tired and ineffective against Russia on Saturday.

In The Sun, Charlie Wyett writes:

‘Hodgson believes Liverpool ace Sturridge could add pace to England’s three-pronged attack.

‘He has looked sharp in training and with England under pressure to grab a win, Hodgson could play the Liverpool duo of Sturridge and Adam Lallana pushing up along with ex-club mate Raheem Sterling.’

Meanwhile, in the Daily Mirror, John Cross and Dave Kidd combine to write:

‘Hodgson and his coaching staff are debating a change in attack, believing they may benefit from having more pace to stretch the Welsh defence, which employs three central defenders and wing-backs – meaning Kane’s ­position is under threat after a sluggish performance in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Russia. And if a change is made, Sturridge is believed to be in pole position – with Jamie Vardy dropping down the pecking order.’

It would be a blow to Kane, who came into the tournament as the only certain starter in England’s forward line. Yet his ten England starts have only produced two goals.

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