Fabio Capello admits Saturday's international friendly between England and Spain will be "a difficult test" for his experimental Three Lions side.
The Italian said his side "will do the best they can" without key players Steven Gerrard, Ashley Young and Jack Wilshere, who are injured.
With Wayne Rooney set to miss at least two of England's group games at Euro 2012, Capello is set to audition several strikers to fill the void.
A number of young players are also set to feature, but Capello revealed he was "worried" of humiliation at the hands of the world champions.
Today's transfer news sees reports that Liverpool are lining up a £14m bid for Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita.
Manchester United have reportedly been told they can sign Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder in January - but only for £40m.
Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz has admitted he would welcome a move to his "favourite club" Arsenal.
Tottenham are considering bids for three young Barcelona defenders - Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra and Carles Planas.
And finally, Alan Pardew has moved to dismiss speculation surrounding Sammy Ameobi, amid reports of Chelsea's interest.