England Football: 11 Strikers Who Could Fill the Void Left by Rooney and Bent

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England Football: 11 Strikers Who Could Fill the Void Left by Rooney and Bent
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It's been a difficult period, to say the least, for the England national team. After (finally) qualifying for the Euros, a multitude of fatal events have threatened to derail their campaign in Poland and the Ukraine.

First came Rooney's suspension, with England's star striker banned for the first two matches of the tournament. Then came Fabio Capello's resignation after the FA's decision to strip John Terry of his captaincy amid racism allegations. Now England's second striker Darren Bent will likely miss the entire tournament due to injury.

This highlights England management's struggles in the attacking department: Who will now lead the England attack? 

England do not have an easy group in the tournament: Old enemies France and resilient Sweden (whom England often can't find a way to beat) pose a considerable threat along with tournament hosts the Ukraine. England will definitely need the strength of powerful attacking artillery to fire on their rivals come this summer. 

The selection window for England's first friendly against Holland is, of course, closed, as Stuart Pearce has already finalized his squad for Bert van Marwijk's side's visit, but perhaps for future friendlies leading up to the Euros, here are eleven strikers that Pearce (or whoever gets hired for the job) ought to consider trying out. 

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