Jack Wilshere better from the bench for England

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England under-20 coach Peter Taylor has told Roy Hodgson to keep Jack Wilshere on the bench for tonight's crunch qualifier against Poland.

Reports have suggested that the England manager will drop Frank Lampard in favour of the Arsenal star in the final qualifier of the campaign.

But Taylor believes Hodgson would be silly to change the team that beat Montenegro 4-1 on Friday, whilst insisting Wilshere is better when released late on.

He told Sky Sports News: "Gerrard and Lampard were outstanding on Friday - they balanced the team, kept the ball and went forward at the right time.

"I would start with the same team. When Wilshere came on he set up a couple of counter attacks.

"He can run and pass past players. If the other side are tired and there is half-an-hour to go, Jack could be lethal."

Taylor says the experience of Lampard and Steven Gerrard will be needed to deal with a more attack-minded opponent in Poland.

"The hardest game was Friday because of the way Montenegro got behind the ball," said Taylor.

"Poland will have more attacking flair. We are going to have to defend well but there will be more holes and options for us to score. We have to go for it as we did the other night."

Wilshere has had an up and down season for club and country so far having seen his place in the Arsenal midfield usurped by Mathieu Flamini and a resurgent Aaron Ramsey.

Whilst Arsene Wenger originally chose Wilshere on the left, the Frenchman eventually opted to start him from the bench in favour of Tomas Rosicky.

Missing out on the England squad on Friday was a further blow to Wilshere and, if Taylor gets his wish, he will be facing more time on the bench tonight.

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