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England Boss Roy Hodgson Set To Rest Key Players For Scotland Friendly Next Month

Three Lions boss wary of further club backlash.

England manager Roy Hodgson has bowed down to the burn out debate as he hints that he will rest key players for the side’s friendly clash with Scotland next month and save them for the vastly more important Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia three days later, the Daily Mirror reports.

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The England boss, under fire for revealing that Raheem Sterling was ‘too tired’ to start in Estonia last weekend, takes his side to Celtic Park to face Gordon Strachan’s in-form Scots on November 18 – just three days after a Euro qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley.

And Hodgson has confessed that though there is an old and deep running rivalry with the Scots, the qualifier against Slovenia just 72 hours later is the more important clash.

Hodgson said: “I know what I want from the Slovenia game – I want those three points and a performance.

“I also hope that we are going to go to Scotland, play well and win.

“At the moment it is becoming quite a hard team to break into this team because we are not losing and not conceding goals.

“So Scotland could turn into a very useful game. Anyone who goes up to Celtic Park, gets on the field and plays well, then he can go into the qualifiers.”

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