By Coral Barry
Jamie Carragher believes Roy Hodgson will drop Harry Kane from his England starting line-up and bring in Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy.
The Tottenham forward was hauled off at half-time with England 1-0 down against Wales on Thursday and watched from the sidelines as fellow strikers Sturridge and Vardy rescued a victory for the Three Lions.
Carragher believes that after the performances of the back-up duo they will be in the line-up to face Slovakia on Monday night in England’s final Euro 2016 group game.
“I think Sterling will come out of the team and they have a big decision with Kane,” said Carragher speaking to Sky Sports.
“They might leave Kane out and go with Sturridge and Vardy, with Sturridge wide right and Adam Lallana on the left. I think that’s the way they may go.
“I’m a massive Kane fan but he hasn’t been his normal self at the tournament and I think it’s better if Sterling comes out of the team.”
Kane has started both of England’s games so far in the tournament, but has failed to make the kind of impact he would have hoped for after claiming the Premier League’s Golden Boot this season with 25 goals.
Half-time introductions Vardy and Sturridge helped turn the Wales game on its head with the Leicester City striker grabbing the equaliser, before Liverpool’s Sturridge swept home a stoppage time winner.
England are currently top of Group B after a draw and a win, a point ahead of Wales and Slovakia and have all but guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.
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