Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic says that injuries have seriously weakened his team ahead of Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier clash with England at Wembley.

The game is key for both sides, with four teams still able to qualify from the group. Dzudovic himself is an injury doubt, along with Juventus hitman Mirko Vucinic, keeper Mladen Bozovic and Marko Basa.

Speaking to reporters, Dzudovic feels that injuries have been a big problem for the Montenegro international side for years.

He said: “In key games we are constantly having the same problem and it’s really disappointing. Even if we don’t win it’s not over."

The 34-year-old defender is hopeful that Poland can do his side a favour next week when England face the likes of Robert Lewandowski.

Dzudovic added: “England play Poland last. They don’t have good experience in these matches. Don’t forget that England lost at home against Croatia in 2007.”

Roy Hodgson will hope his side can overcome both games, and avoid the events described by Dzudovic when England crashed out of Euro 2008 following a 3-2 loss to Croatia.

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