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Hodgson unconcerned by Poland support

Hodgson focused on Poland encounter (©GettyImages)
Hodgson focused on Poland encounter (©GettyImages).

England manager Roy Hodgson has claimed that he is not interested by the large following that Poland will attract on Tuesday evening. 

The Three Lions take on Poland knowing that a win will secure them top place in the group, and a guaranteed ticket to the World Cup in Brazil.

Despite the prize up-for-grabs, it won't be easy for an England side who will come up against the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Jakob Blaszcykowski, who are in fine form for the Polish. 

In addition to this, the Polish look set to be roared on by 18,000 away fans after the FA upgraded their ticket allocation to avoid home tickets being sold to away supporters. 

And with Lewandowski's side set to sell all of their 18,000 allocation it looks like it could be a difficult night for the English on and off the pitch. 

But England manager Roy Hodgson has moved to calm the fears of English supporters, saying his team will be used to the hostile atmosphere that Poland could create. 

"Our players are pretty used to playing in matches where the opponents have a large number of fans, but I think 65-70,000 versus 20,000 is a pretty good margin for us and if our fans get behind us like they've done before, I don't fear that," he told reporters. 

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