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Predicted England XI v Netherlands: 10 changes as Roy gives Leicester heroes & Merseyside boys chance

England continue their preparations for Euro 2016 with a friendly against Netherlands, who did not qualify for the tournament, at Wembley on Tuesday.

The Three Lions secured a magnificent 3-2 comeback win over Germany on Saturday, but Roy Hodgson may make wholesale changes to give other players a chance.

Here, CaughtOffside predicts what could be an experimental England XI for the visit of the Dutch, including a first-time captain and a debut in midfield.

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GK: Fraser Forser

Is now number two to Joe Hart after Jack Butland was ruled out of the Euros with a fractured ankle, according to the Daily Mail. Burnley’s Tom Heaton might win his first cap in the second half.

RB: Kyle Walker

The 25-year-old will hope to follow in the footsteps of his four Tottenham teammates who all impressed against Germany. Nathaniel Clyne was excellent in Berlin, so Walker has a real fight on his hands.

CB: John Stones

The Everton prodigy, who has been out of the team at Goodison Park of late, seems to be behind Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling in Hodgson’s pecking order and must finish the season strongly to change that.

John Stones England

CB: Phil Jagielka

Stones may be partnered by his Toffees pal if Hodgson rotates as heavily as he is expected to. Jagielka is unlikely to force his way into the Euro 2016 team, but could bring valuable experience to the squad.

LB: Danny Rose

As the Daily Mail reports, Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand has withdrawn with an injury, and so Rose is the only left-back in the squad. Had a very good debut in Germany and will hope to impress again.

CM: James Milner

According to BBC Sport, the 57-cap veteran will captain England for the first time in the absence of other senior players. He may take the place of Liverpool colleague Jordan Henderson in midfield.

CM: Danny Drinkwater

Drinkwater is in line for his England debut. The midfielder has been in superb form for Leicester City this season, and will hope to grab his once chance to impress before the Euro 2016 squad is named.

Danny Drinkwater

CM: Ross Barkley

The gauntlet was thrown down by Dele Alli in Berlin, and now Barkley must show what he can do. Many want to see both young talents in the Euro 2016 side, but it could be one or the other for Hodgson.

AMR: Theo Walcott

The emergence of several players and the competition for places in attack means that the Arsenal forward’s place on the plane to France may not be safe. Perhaps under more pressure than anybody else.

AML: Jamie Vardy

Played up top when he scored a superb back-flicked equaliser against Germany. Likely to be shifted to the left wing this evening, which could be his best chance of a starting spot unless Hodgson changes system.

ST: Daniel Sturridge

The Liverpool striker remains one of England’s most talented players, and Hodgson must surely be tempted to find a place for him in the team, if fit. A goal or two will help the striker’s cause no end.

England lineup v Germany

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