Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to be left out of England’s Euro 2012 squad and Kyle Walker is struggling with injury, according to Sky Sports.
The veteran centre back’s inclusion may well depend on whether John Terry is selected, as the Chelsea man is due to stand trial in July for racially abusing Ferdinand’s brother Anton.
Hodgson has a decision to make, and it is believed that the Red Devils man will be left out in favour of the former captain.
Meanwhile, Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker is set to miss out through injury, as he will not recover from a broken toe in time to be included in the Three Lions’ contingent.
The PFA Young Player of the Year looked like a shoe-in for inclusion, but Hodgson is not willing to wait for the youngster to return to fitness.
England’s official Euro 2012 squad will be released on Wednesday at a press conference at 1pm.
By Gareth McKnight