Steven Gerrard should make shock England switch - Sheringham

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Ex England striker Teddy Sheringham believes Steven Gerrard should be an option to play at right-back for the Three Lions against Poland on Tuesday evening. 

Kyle Walker, who started against Montenegro, will be suspended after picking up a caution on Friday, and with Glen Johnson out through injury, it was expected that either one of Phil Jones or Chris Smalling would come into the side. 

However, Sheringham believes England captain Gerrard could be the ideal candidate to fill the void. 

He also believes that moving the Liverpool star into the defence could free up a role for either Michael Carrick or Jack Wilshere in the heart of the side. 

And, speaking to talkSPORT, the former England striker said: "You could always put Steven Gerrard there because then you've got delivery coming from the right back, which might be essential.

"We've got great delivery from the left in Leighton Baines and with Gerrard on the right, it might release Jack Wilshere or Michael Carrick to play, then you've got someone threading a lovely ball through from that position as well."

Roy Hodgson's side need to beat Poland at Wembley to ensure a place in next summer's World Cup and the former England No.10 expects the national side to have enough to overcome their opposition. 

Sheringham continued by saying: "I'm fully confident the boys will do it because there's enough quality on the pitch and it looks like we have enough to take us through."

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