Hodgson lifts lid on England line-up
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Rob Green and Andy Carroll will start for England in his first game in charge against Norway on Saturday.
The new Three Lions coach takes his team to Oslo for the first of two friendlies before Euro 2012 and has given fans an insight into what kind of team they can expect. Hodgson has announced he plans to give Green his first start for England since the 2010 World Cup, with regular shot stopper Joe Hart on the bench. With John Ruddy having been ruled out of Euro 2012 it will be imperative that Green is ready to step in if needed, with youngster Jack Butland called up as cover. Elsewhere, Hodgson says Liverpool striker Carroll will start up front after an impressive end to the season, while Steven Gerrard will skipper the side. Scott Parker has been deemed fit enough to start after his Achilles issues and should partner Gerrard in central midfield, with the back four expected to be Phil Jones, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott and Leighton Baines. "Andy ended the season well and that was after a difficult start at Liverpool," Hodgson told a pre-match press conference. "He ended the season well and he has continued in the same vein with us. "A lot of positions are taken care of as we're still waiting for the Chelsea players and of course Wayne Rooney. "I know what I am going to do, but I haven't told the players yet. "The back four takes care of itself, Rob Green will be in goal and Steven (Gerrard) will start as captain."