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Colchester United reporter Jonathan Waldron picks his England team to face Uruguay
COLCHESTER United reporter Jonathan Waldron picks his England team to face Uruguay in tonight's crunch match.
"Much of the talk leading up to England’s crunch clash with Uruguay has been dominated by Wayne Rooney and where he should play - if at all.
"The striker looked largely uncomfortable in a left-sided position in England’s defeat against Italy in their World Cup opener but still provided a precise cross for Daniel Sturridge’s well-taken equaliser.
"Roy Hodgson must decide whether to keep Rooney in the same position or move him into a more central role, switching Raheem Sterling to the left.
"Without doubt, Sterling’s pace is likely to worry a Uruguayan defence which looked porous in their defeat against Costa Rica.
Hodgson will want to pick a team to exploit their opponents’ weakness as much as possible. But I can’t see too many alterations to the starting line-up, given England’s largely pleasing display against Italy."
In goal: Joe Hart
Defenders: Glen Johnson, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka (pictured with Roy Hodgson), Leighton Baines
Midfielders: Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson (pictured), Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling
Forwards: Wayne Rooney (pictured), Daniel Sturridge
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