Report: Tottenham quartet omitted for England clash against Slovakia
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Four Tottenham players are among six England stars who are set to be rested for Monday night’s clash against Slovakia.
The Daily Mail claim Roy Hodgson is ready to take a huge Euro 2016 gamble by making changes to the team that defeated Wales 2-1 last Thursday.
Spurs quartet Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are all set to be left out, in addition to skipper Wayne Rooney and out-of-form Raheem Sterling.
England have to win to guarantee finishing top of the group and avoid facing a tougher last-16 opponent.
But their four-point haul means they have all but clinched qualification for the knockout stages even if Slovakia and Walkes (against Russia) win on Monday night.
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The Daily Mail report that Rooney is the biggest casualty as Hodgson looks to refresh his team ahead of the knockout stages. Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy, who both scored after coming off the bench against Wales, are poised to take the two attacking positions up for grabs.
Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson are set to start their first game of the Euros, replacing Alli and Rooney, while Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand are expected to start as Hodgson rotates his full-backs.
Probable: Hart; Clyne, Smalling, Clyne, Bertrand; Dier, Henderson, Wilshere: Lallana, Sturridge, Vardy.
In other Tottenham news, Thierry Henry is convinced the club will lure big-name signings in the forthcoming windows.