The pressure on England, micro-monitored by a fevered media, to avoid defeat is enormous, and their cause will not be helped by Welbeck's absence, especially as three other strikers -Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and Daniel Sturridge -- are all out injured.
But England, who are short on striking options for the clash in the Ukraine with Daniel Sturridge Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and Danny Welbeck all ruled out, now face a much sterner test.
When you are already without Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and probably Daniel Sturridge, the last thing you need is to lose another striker in ridiculous fashion.
With Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and Daniel Sturridge ruled out through injury, and Jermain Defoe lacking match sharpness after featuring for a total of 35 minutes in Tottenham's three Premier League games so far this season, Hodgson has been forced to place his trust in a 31-year-old who didn't even make his Championship debut until two seasons ago.
Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll, Ashley Young, Scott Parker and Jack Wilshere are other crocked players who would be pushing for a start, the paper said.
Hodgson has chosen Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll, Danny Welbeck and Jermaine Defoe as his forward options and Bent believes England will boast enough firepower to hurt their opponents.
I wondered, where are Charles Rooney, Andy
McDonald, Peter Purvis, John McPartland, Jan Brunton, and others?
At 22, he has become an example of a sports icon devoid of false humility and the ostentation of many young footballers such as Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and their ilk.
However, given he is apparently third in a group of three strikers available for the Switzerland game, and knowing Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and Jermain Defoe are ahead of him in the pecking order as well, Crouch could throw in the towel.
However, apparently the third pick in a group of three strikers available for the Switzerland game - and knowing Wayne Rooney, Andy
Carroll and Jermain Defoe, all absent yesterday, are also ahead of him in the pecking order - it seems Crouch has thrown in the towel.
Liam said: "The people I am inspired by are Wayne Rooney, Andy
Murray, Russell Watson and Paul Potts.
I don't know the team he wanted to field against Spain but I bet Wayne Rooney, Andy
Johnson and Aaron Lennon (above) had been earmarked for major roles.