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Kyle Walker, Chris Smalling and Jack Wilshere will be given a chance to impress the England manager
England manager Roy Hodgson will be hoping to take a look at the likes of Tottenham’s Kyle Walker, Manchester United’s Chris Smalling and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere when the Three Lions face Euro 2012 nemesis Italy at Wembley in August.
Other players, who didn’t go to Euro 2012, the former West Brom boss may want to look at could be Everton’s Jack Rodwell and the Red Devils’ Tom Cleverley.
The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Martin Kelly, Jordan Henderson and Phil Jones could also be offered the opportunity to make their mark ahead of the qualification process for the 2014 World Cup.
“I’m rather hoping one or two players will knock so hard on my door that they prove to be the right ones,” said Hodgson.
“You will definitely see some revolution there because that game is going to be the ideal opportunity for me to look at some players who weren’t with us here and maybe feel they should have been.
“I want to see if they can add to the quality of our team.”
England coach Gary Neville backed Wilshere, Walker, Smalling and Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge to be given an opportunity in the coming years last weekend.
“There are young players to come,” the Manchester United legend said.
“Wilshere, Walker, Smalling, Sturridge, and we would like to see more.
“They will get their opportunity in this next couple of years.
“We know that the manager talks about them and wants to bring them in.”