Hodgson is expected to revert to a more experienced line-up for Tuesday evening's (Wednesday morning AEDT) testing 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier with
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It is part of the gradual evolution that has taken place in the squad since the woeful 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign in
Hodgson said: "There are some very good young players coming on to the scene and the experienced players will find it harder and harder to fight off the challenge of these younger players.
"I think the turnover of players since the World Cup is (was) probably necessary. Players can't go on and on.
"In a country like England, it is good, without having a totally fresh start, that you do start thinking 'are there alternatives out there, is there a another route we could possibly take to achieve our goals.
"But it is good when they get a chance to play against
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