Manchester United's star midfielder Michael Carrick has said he is encouraged by young English players such as Daniel Sturridge breaking through into the national team.
The Liverpool striker has given some inspiring performances at the beginning of this season. Sturridge has been the match-winner on three occasions so far in the Premier League, including a vital defeat of Manchester United at Anfield last weekend.
Sturridge looked immediately at home on the Anfield stage following his £12million move from Chelsea in January and the 24-year-old is set to shine for club and country.
Sturridge missed training with England this week as he recovers from the thigh complaint. England are hoping he will be fit for tomorrow’s game, if not, next week’s crucial game against the Ukraine.
Hodgson will be sweating over the strikers fitness as Sturridge looks to be in the England managers plans to spearhead the attack against Moldova.
The England international has scored 16 goals in 20 appearances for Liverpool since joining from Chelsea and appears to be England's new attacking danger man.
England are already without Wayne Rooney for the pivotal World Cup qualifying games and with Sturridge's recent outstanding form he is the obvious choice to cover Rooney.
Former Chelsea team mate Gary Cahill told the London Evening Standard: “At the moment he’s a guy with both those things in abundance and playing really well.
"He is the kind of player that the Moldova and Ukraine defenders will be worried about. He can strike fear into any defence.”
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