Brnovic’s side could be missing up to six regulars against the Three Lions.
Montenegro are suffering from a major injury crisis ahead of Friday night’s crucial FIFA World Cup Group H qualifier against England at Wembley Stadium, according to reports in the Guardian.
The tiny Balkan nation travel to the home of football currently sitting in third place in the standings with now just two matches left to play ahead of next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, with both Montenegro and second-in-the-table Ukraine level on 15 points, one behind leaders England.
However, Branko Brnovic’s men will take on the Three Lions in the capital on Friday missing a whole host of first-team regulars, including captain and key front man Mirko Vucinic, who limped out of Juventus’ UEFA Champions League draw with Galatasaray in Turin last week.
Not only that, but the underdogs are also set to be without first-choice goalkeeper Mladen Bozovic, centre-back Marko Basa and midfield player Miodrag Pekovic for the qualifier against Roy Hodgson’s men, while on Tuesday central defender Miodrag Dzudovic limped out of training and is now struggling to be fit for the qualifier.
And as if to make matters worse, highly-rated Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic is also considered to be a major doubt to line up in attack on Friday after missing his club’s Premier League win over Everton on the weekend through injury.