Villa Park midfielder set to make competitive England debut.
Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph looks set to replace injured Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson for tonight’s Euro 2016 clash with Switzerland according to the Daily Express.
The 24 year old Villa Park star has been in great form thus far this season and made his senior England debut coming on from the bench during last week’s drab friendly win over Norway.
Henderson looks set to join club colleague Daniel Sturridge on the sidelines, with the striker having suffered a thigh injury and with England having lost two of their usual starters, they are not favourites with the bookies.
According to our friends at Wincomparator, the Three Lions can be backed at 2/1 to defeat the Swiss in Basel, and given that England have only ever lost two competitive matches under Roy Hodgson, those odds seem rather generous.
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Henderson is said to have a slight ankle injury and was forced to leave England’s training session as a result, leaving coach Roy Hodgson considering his options.
James Milner had been seen as a likely replacement for Henderson, but perhaps due to the Man City man’s lack of recent action Hodgson appears set to turn to Delph as a more match ready option.
Sturridge’s spot is likely to be taken by new Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck as England begin their Euro 2016 qualification campaign at St Jakob Park this evening.