Jagielka Challenges England Backups To Impress

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Phil Jagielka is challenging the fringe players at England, to fight for a starting spot against Lithuania.

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Roy Hodgson is expected to name a different England squad to face Lithuania, in the hopes of resting major player like; Wayne Rooney, Gary Cahill, Michael Carrick, James Miller and Joe Hart.

Jack Butland has been confirmed as replacement for Hart and Jagielka who will captain the squad wants the ‘outsiders’ to fight for a spot.

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Speaking at England’s press-match media conference, the 33-year-old defender said: “I’m obviously delighted that Roy came and found me and broke the news [about being captain]. It’s a great honour for me personally.

“We’ve got a big task ahead of us and it’s something we can be proud of. We started this campaign a while ago and the job was to try to win every single game.

“Normally you say that and probably not a lot of people expect you to do so but we’ve got some great performances along the way.

“It’s nice that we’ll hopefully have the opportunity to do so but we know it’s going to be a difficult game.

“With a few of the boys going [home] and a few of us getting a bit of an opportunity, whether you’ve got caps or not, these are the opportunities you want.

“The squad is strong. It’s up to us who get the chance to go and prove ourselves and put a performance on.”

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