Fabio Capello was criticised for not giving youth or debutants a chance during his four year stint as England manager.

Now Roy Hodgson is in charge, he has continuously given debuts to often shock call-ups which have paid off very well. Prime examples being Ricky Lambert (probably one of the most surprising call-ups) who scored the winner with his first touch against Scotland, then scoring against Moldova and having a great outing against Ukraine and also Andros Townsend, who scored a superb third goal against Montenegro on Friday.

With the squad against Montenegro not containing veterans John Terry or Rio Ferdinand but instead showing the fantastic prevalence of Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka, who didn't get a second looking under Capello.

Although Ashley Cole was called up to the squad, he did not feature in the first-team or the substitutes. This being a result of the outstanding form of Everton left-back Leighton Baines.

The defence has completely been altered by Roy Hodgson, and now so should the squad.

His introduction of Jagielka, Baines and back-up utility midfielder Leon Osman into the side has proven to be very effective and sets the precedent for the rest of his managerial reign at England.

After calling up youngsters Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Wilfried Zaha, Jack Butland, Andros Townsend and also famously granting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain his debut, Hodgson must now continue to give youngsters a chance in order to prevent the usual 'no competition just a starting 11 that stays the same' at England.

Despite many reports slating the youth of the English game, there are many bright young talents which are bracing the game. Manchester United's Nick Powell has impressed at England Under-21's and in his loan spell at Wigan.

Luke Shaw has also impressed for the U21 side and his performances at Southampton have attracted attention from the likes of Arsenal with a rumoured fee of over £10m.

Wingers Nathan Redmond and Tom Ince have impressed for their respective clubs Norwich and Blackpool and both can play on the left, which could solve England's left midfield problem which has marred the squad for decades. Partly due to the lack of predominant left-midfielders and also the choice from Ryan Giggs and Gareth Bale to represent Wales instead of England.

Hodgson must slowly prepare England for the imminent retirements of Steven Gerrard, 33, and Frank Lampard, 35, and breed youngsters such as Tom Cleverly into the side to replace the midfield mavericks which have engineered the English midfield for the best part of the 2000's.

Another shock call-up which could field a long-term replacement for Gerrard and Lampard could be West Ham's Ravel Morrison, who has scored two in six for West Ham this year including a great solo goal against Tottenham. Ravel is beginning to show nuances of the talent Manchester United saw and nurtured in their academy, but he is beginning to finally show his raw talent with West Ham.

Hodgson must continue to give youth and debutants a run out in order to increase the strength in depth of the English National Team.

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