We are just two months away from the resumption of UEFA World Cup Qualifying.
Currently, England sits in second place in Group H behind surprise group leaders Montenegro.
The Three Lions have six matches left in group play to solidify their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In those matches, manager Roy Hodgson will be looking to find out what players he can trust when the tournament in Brazil comes around next summer.
In defense, the position is in a state of transition with John Terry retiring from international football last season and stalwart Ashley Cole reaching the latter stages of his career.
Hodgson has prepared for the shift in defense by bringing in players from the under-21 ranks and even some experienced English Premier League veterans into the squad.
Here is a list of 10 defenders that will compete for a spot on the England roster going into the 2014 FIFA World Cup.