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Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere have both been forced to miss training today ahead of England's double header of World Cup qualifying games, reports the Express.

The pair watched from the sidelines as the rest of the squad trained at the new St George's Park complex in Burton as both look to recover for Friday's clash at Wembley against minnows Moldova and next Tuesday's crucial trip to Ukraine.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is classed as a doubt for the two games after picking up a thigh problem in his side's 1-0 victory over Manchester United where he scored the winner. 

Arsenal midfielder Wilshere had to be substituted early in his side's derby victory against Tottenham Hotspur after stomach complaints but he is expected to recover in time to play a part in both games over the international break.

England manager Roy Hodgson can ill afford more withdrawals to his squad; Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Glen Johnson have already had to pull out for various problems.

The loss of Rooney means Sturridge's welfare is of greatest concern especially considering his cracking start to the season - the 24-year-old has scored in each of his games. 

Jermain Defoe, Danny Welbeck and Rickie Lambert provide back-up striker options.

Hodgson's side are in a precarious position in Group H, they trail Montenegro by two points, albeit with a game in hand, while Ukraine are just one point behind, although the Three Lions have a vastly superior goal difference to their competitors.

Only the first placed side in the group are assured of qualification to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. 

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