Andros Townsend a doubt for England showdown

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Tottenham ace Andros Townsend could be forced to miss England's key World Cup qualifier against Poland tomorrow.

Townsend made an instant impact after being handed his Three Lions debut in the 4-1 win against Montenegro on Friday, scoring the goal which effectively killed the game off as well as claiming the man of the match award.

The Spurs flyer was expected to be named as part of England's starting line-up as they look to seal their place at the World Cup in Brazil with a win at Wembley tomorrow evening.

Speaking ahead of the crunch game tomorrow, England boss Roy Hodgson confirmed the Tottenham player picked up a knock against Montenegro and was a doubt to face Poland.

‘He took a knock on Friday and we’ll have to monitor that, but we're hopeful’ he said today.

Hodgson also faces a headache over another Tottenham wide player after full-back Kyle Walker picked up a booking against Montenegro that rules him out of the game against Poland.

Chris Smalling has been tipped to take over from Walker, but Hodgson says that regardless of personnel, England are confident of securing the three points they need to secure their place in next summer's tournament.

‘As far as I’m concerned I still feel the focus is on this as a game we want to win,’ Hodgson explained. ‘I’m not thinking of the play-offs.

‘I don’t think we shall be very satisfied if we don’t win. We know we’ve got the play-offs but I don’t think that will affect the attitude of the players. We’re a good team, we’re at home and we’ll want to win.’

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