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England v Poland: Predicted line-ups

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England go into their vital World Cup qualifier against Poland this evening needing to make one change - but they could make two as they go in search of the three points they require to make it to the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

A 4-1 win against Montenegro on Friday has left England in a confident mood of making it to the biggest stage of them all next summer.

Now all they need to do is match Ukraine's result against San Marino (which is to say, they need to win) and they have made it after an at-times arduous campaign.

For the game against Poland manager Roy Hodgson is without the suspended Kyle Walker, and will likely draft in either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones.

According to reports today, the Three Lions boss will also make a change in the middle of the park, with Manchester United's Michael Carrick the man to take over from Frank Lampard.

Jack Wilshere, who was in contention for a midfield berth, is likely to be on the bench once more. Andros Townsend, who picked up a knock during his stellar debut against Montenegro, is expected to start.

Predicted England line-up to face Poland: Joe Hart, Leighton Baines, Chris Smalling, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Michael Carrick, Steven Gerrard, Andros Townsend, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge

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