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James Milner warns against England complacency

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Manchester City and England midfielder James Milner has insisted that England will not have an easy ride against Moldova on Friday, despite a 5-0 win in the reverse fixture almost a year ago.

England face two critical matches in four days, with the second against Ukraine, as they hope to push towards automatic qualification for next year's World Cup in Brazil and avoid a potentially tricky play-off fixture.

And despite a thumping win in Moldova in September 2012, Milner has warned England not to take their opponents lightly this weekend.

He said: "It was a good performance out there in Moldova, we managed to get on top early so hopefully we can do that on Friday.

"We have a tough game on Friday first, but when we go out to Ukraine there will be a great atmosphere.

"We have four games left and it's in our hands. It's down to us to perform in them and finish the job."

England currently sit two points adrift of Montenegro in second place in Group H, although Roy Hodgson's men have a game in hand.

And they know that two wins in the upcoming fixtures will put them in a commanding position as they enter the final stretch of qualifiers in October.

Milner will be hoping for a starting place against Moldova after coming on as a substitute during England's last friendly against Scotland.

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