Hodgson not making England changes

Hodgson happy with squad

Hodgson happy with squad

Roy Hodgson is pleased with his England squad and does not anticipate many changes – despite two defeats in five days.

The Three Lions have been hammered for Wembley defeats to Chile and Germany with many fans ruling out their chances of success in the World Cup Finals.

They have one more friendly against Denmark ahead of Brazil but Hodgson says he is happy with his side – even if the nation are not.

Hodgson gave debuts to Southampton duo Joy Rodriguez and Adam Lallana in the friendlies with Chile and Germany over the past week, along with Celtic keeper Fraser Forster.

But the likes of West Ham’s Ravel Morrison and Saido Berahino of West Brom have been strongly tipped to break into the squad before next summer’s finals.

The England boss said: “I don’t expect in these coming months to be travelling to games and watching games and suddenly find players I have never really thought of jump out at me.

“We are going to have to work very hard with the ones we have had with us this week and add the six or seven who weren’t available on this occasion.

“There is work for us to do. Andros Townsend, Daniel Sturridge and Chris Smalling have just played a few games. I’m pleased they exist, because going forward they will be a lot of help to us.

“And there were other very good quality players who weren’t here. I’m thinking of Michael Carrick, and Danny Welbeck. We didn’t use Frank Lampard or Gary Cahill against Germany.

“In the two games, I deliberately risked and decided against going with what I think is our best 11 at the moment, to see players and give them a chance.

“I would have loved to have learned from the two games by going away with a result. Unfortunately, I’ve had to learn from the defeats.”

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