England’s Experiments

“@henrywinter: In training, #eng were Foster; Milner, Smalling, Jones, Shaw; Lampard, Wilshere; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Barkley, Rooney; Lambert.”

According to Henry Winter and other media sources this is the side that will face Ecuador on Wednesday in England’s second warm up game. I personally love the idea of Roy experimenting with players and positions because in a World Cup you never know what will happen with injuries etc so better safe than sorry!
Milner at right back could work as Glen Johnson is the one recognised right back and with Phil Jones perhaps lacking some fitness back up is needed.
Wilshere and Barkley in the same side is very exciting as they have the potential to be the future of England’s midfield for years to come and this will be the first real chance to see them together.
Rooney playing left midfield is interesting and I think shows how vital Rooney is to England in the eyes of Roy Hodgson that he would look to play him out of position rather than not play him but it also shows how many good young players we have coming through that Rooney may have to play elsewhere.
Obviously this is an experiment but I think that there could be a couple of these players who play quite big roles in our World Cup so the game experience could be vital

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