England squad train at London Colney ahead of Montenegro match

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Steven Gerrard, Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverley warm up during the

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Steven Gerrard, Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverley warm up during the England training session at London Colney on October 10, 2013 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images) - Credit: The FA via Getty Images

The England football team has been training at London Colney ahead of its game against Montenegro.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck, Michael Carrick, Kyle Walker and

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck, Michael Carrick, Kyle Walker and Rickie Lambert warm up during the England training session at London Colney on October 10, 2013 in St Albans. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images) - Credit: The FA via Getty Images

However yesterday (Thursday) afternoon’s session caused problems for midfielder Tom Cleverley, who has since been ruled out of the Montenegro and Poland games after an injury.

He complained of a sore calf following training and had a scan later in the day.

After receiving the scan results, the England medical team confirmed the 24-year-old would miss the upcoming two matches - England’s two World Cup qualifiers - and he has returned to his club, Manchester United, for further treatment.

Roy Hodgson has admitted that he has had a tough job of selecting a starting line-up for tonight’s qualifier.


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The England manager has the eleven names “in his mind”, but said he must speak to the players before announcing who will begin the game at Wembley Stadium.

He said: “I’ve had to give it some serious thought but I now have my team in my head. I won’t tell the team that until I’ve had chance to speak to individual players.”

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Roy added: “We are England, we have good players and I believe they will deliver.”

• England V Montenegro, World Cup qualifier, Wembley Stadium, kick-off tonight at 8pm

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