England host Denmark at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night as manager Roy Hodgson begins to fine-tune his preparations ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
And the visit of the Danes, who did not make it to the finals in South America, will provide the Three Lions boss with an ideal opportunity with which to run his eye over those players who are currently on the fringes of selection for the tournament.
Meanwhile, it also gives Hodgson a chance to check on the form and fitness of other regulars as the clock begins to slowly tick down to when he names his final 23-man squad for the global showpiece event, which gets under way in June.
However, with captain Steven Gerrard, goalkeeper Joe Hart and striker Wayne Rooney all likely to be rested in midweek, England are set to have a new skipper, as well as a number of fringe players on show at the home of football. The Three Lions will be lining up with these starters in a 4-3-3 formation...