England winger Andros Townsend easily the best player in England’s 4-1 win over Montenegro on Friday night could miss tonight’s vital clash against Poland according to the England manager Roy Hodgson.


“Andros took a slight knock on Friday so we will have to monitor that but we are hopeful he will be okay for Tuesday,” Hodgson, speaking at his pre-match press conference, said.

Hodgson knows that he has to make at least one change to the starting line-up after losing suspended right-back Kyle walker which means either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling coming into the team.

The England boss was cautious when asked if any other changes were planned but did say both Jack Wilshere and Michael Carrick were in with a chance of playing.

“I think I’ll keep the ideas about the team to myself for the moment, not least of all because the players haven’t been informed,” Hodgson said.

“I’m not certain they have as clear an idea as they would normally do as there’s been no functional work done (in training).

“I’m not even certain the players are certain who’s going to play at right-back in place of the suspended Kyle Walker.

“They (the substitutes) were in contention against Montenegro and they are in contention again.

“In Michael Carrick and Jack Wilshere I have two world-class players. We are blessed in the midfield department.

“In fact I would be so bold as to say any combination of four would get the job done.”