Roy Hodgson has named his new England starting 11 ahead of their friendly match against Norway as Everton’s John Stones is set to start his first international match, Skysports reports.
The 20-year-old defender only made his international debut a little over four months ago, but is set to start at right-back despite missing out on a place at the World Cup after only being named as a standby.
His club team-mate Leighton Baines will be deployed at left-back, while Manchester United’s Phil Jones, Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, and Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart completing the defensive positions.
Hodgson, who is keen to use his younger talent will name Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 21, Jordan Henderson, 24, Jack Wilshere, 22, and Raheem Sterling, 19, as his four midfield players.
Usual forward pairing Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney will be played up top, with the United skipper also leading the national for the first time after recently being handed the captain’s armband, completing the 4-4-2 formation.
After the high profile retirements of both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, many are looking forward to how the team can cope after losing two very experienced leaders as well as how they can bounce back after their recent World Cup woes.