Jay Rodriguez should be Roy Hodgson’s wildcard

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Will this Southampton striker be Roy’s super-sub?

Date: 27th March 2014 at 12:31pm
Written by Ben Coldwell

Unlike the England managers of yesteryear, Roy Hodgson can finally enjoy the luxury of a plethora of in-form strikers. Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge are dead certainties to make his final selection when the World Cup rolls around while Danny Welbeck is most likely to follow. But for once his back-up options aren’t the lost causes of previous selections. And Hodgson may do no better than looking to Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez The excitement of squad selection for past tournaments has often focused much debate surrounding the issue of strikers. With Rooney the only nailed-on certainty over the last decade – Michael Owen’s recurrent injuries put paid to his spot – the likes of Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey and Darius Vassell have come and gone. The spotlight is likely to fall on the ... Read More

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