Whether it be Michael Owen or Wayne Rooney, in recent times England have always carried a world-class forward in their ranks. 

But with the striker role becoming more and more competitive within the England camp, Roy Hodgson will have major selection headaches.

Hodgson's side carry a wealth of young talent within their squad and any man put ahead of Manchester United sharpshooter Wayne Rooney is destined for big things. But with Hodgson opting for the younger generation to spearhead his national team offence he has two main Striker choices. 

Daniel Sturridge or Danny Welbeck?

Both young guns have announced themselves  themselves on both the domestic stage as well as the international platform but which of the two marksmen holds the future of our nation at their feet?

Hodgson has a huge dilemma on his hands, with the English offensive talent at an all time high. England boss Roy Hodgson opts for the 4-2-3-1 formation which enables his to include a number 10 roll as well as an out-right striker ahead of him. Wayne Rooney will take up the number 10 position more often than not, leaving only one spot left for the England hopefuls.

Daniel Sturridge

The talented Englishmen has really proved himself a prolific goalscorer as well as a technical genius in the English game, for both club and country Sturridge has been a success and has earned himself major European plaudits. 

The Liverpool man gained himself a £12 million move to the Merseyside club and flourished alongside Uruguayan magician Luis Suarez. 

he England call-up was inevitable and Sturridge made no mistakes on his full senior debut. Daniel has really shone since his arrival at Liverpool netting 12 goals in 16 games for the reds.

Sturridge will hope to translate his domestic form onto the pitch for England in order to earn his righteous starting spot ahead of main competitor Danny Welbeck.

Sturridge has pace to burn and often leaves defenders in his wake, the promising forward has fantastic feet and a lethal left boot.

Strength combined with flair and pace allow England star Daniel Sturridge to flourish at club level and he could really hold the key to international success in his trusty left boot.

Danny Welbeck

The Manchester United star really shone last season under the close management of United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, after several loan spells Welbeck was finally given his chance in the United first team, and re-paid the faith put in him with some magnificent performances for his child-hood club.

Welbeck's outstanding goalscoring form earned him his first senior England call up and the young Englishmen shone, later on earning himself a spot in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 squad where he progressed even further.

Fergie saw the potential Danny carried and exploited it to the max creating a top class traditional forward. Welbeck was given more and more United playing time and began to earn himself regular starting spots ahead of fellow United forwards Javier Hernandez and England talisman Wayne Rooney.

Welbeck starred in Europe for the red devils, scoring a crucial goal in what was a tense Champions League knock-out stage fixture against spanish giants Real Madrid.

With Welbeck progressing as well as Sturridge England manager Hodgson has a huge decision to make on who will lead his attacking line on a regular basis.

Welbeck has an eye for goal as well as having a great engine, he has a fantastic attitude and a winning mentality, combining all these attributes with Weleck's natural strikers instinct and the sixth sense of where the chances are, makes him set for stardom.

But who will Roy promote to number one?


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