England v Norway: Predicted line-ups

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Jack Colback will not make his England debut on Wednesday night, having been ruled out by manager Roy Hodgson due to a knock he picked up in training.

The Newcastle midfielder was not expected to start anyway, but Hodgson confirmed in Tuesday's press conference that the man he jokingly referred to as 'The Ginger Pirlo' would play no part in the game.

The former West Brom manager also commented that none of Calum Chambers, Danny Rose or Fabian Delph would be in his starting XI, but suggested that his line-up "will be a young one. It will contain some interesting talents and has enormous potential."

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Welbeck to start

Danny Welbeck is likely to start on the left-hand side of an attacking quartet, having completed a deadline day move to Arsenal, a move which Hodgson said he believed would be a successful one for the 23-year-old.

"The biggest bonus is for Danny Welbeck. When you are a player of his calibre and find yourself at United with competition for places, you don't always get the starts you would like.

"He is going to a club where he will hopefully get more starts and playing time. It is not easy for players playing a small part in club games, then coming and playing 90 minutes for England in intense surroundings, so I am pleased for Danny and I think Arsenal have signed a good player."

Low crowd expected

The Wembley crowd is expected to be around the 40,000 mark, which would make it the smallest attendance for an England game there since the ground's reconstruction.

However, Hodgson is not worried about the prospect of a half-full ground, as he said ""I've been lucky that we've played in front of full houses and it will be a new experience tomorrow but, as Gary Neville has pointed out, there were times when he was playing where they got 25,000, so let's keep things in perspective."

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Defender Vegard Forren said it will be "scary" facing the Three Lions' forward line, though he thinks Rooney is looking "a bit chubby".

The Molde player also noted "They're obviously good players, and many of them are on good form already after three games in the Premier League, but we're looking forward to it."

Possible XIs:

England: Hart; Stones, Jones, Cahill, Baines; Henderson, Wilshere; Sterling, Rooney (c), Welbeck; Sturridge.

Norway: Jarstein; Hagen, Linnes, Forren, Flo; Tettey, M. Elyounoussi, Gamst Pedersen, Samuelsen; T. Elyounoussi, King.

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