With England set to contest three World Cup qualifiers within the subsequent six days, Gareth Southgate will little doubt see a gathering with San Marino as his greatest likelihood to rotate.
Thursday’s guests to Wembley have solely ever received one official fixture – towards Liechenstein in 2004 – and so should not pose an excessive amount of of a menace to even a much-changed Three Lions crew.
Consequently, Southgate is prone to go for the kind of experimental line-up seen throughout a pleasant win over the Republic of Eire over the last worldwide break in November.
Nick Pope and Dean Henderson took a half every between the sticks in that sport, and the latter’s latest run within the Manchester United crew may earn him the nod towards San Marino and past with Jordan Pickford out injured.
In defence, Reece James is prone to profit from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s shock omission, whereas Luke Shaw may get his first England cap since 2018 if Ben Chilwell is saved for the challenges forward.
Conor Coady’s expertise in a three-man backline ought to earn him the nod, with John Stones eased again into worldwide soccer and Tyrone Mings handed one other alternative to impress.
Forward of them, James Ward-Prowse and Kalvin Phillips look a very good wager to anchor the midfield, with the likes of Declan Rice and Mason Mount held again.
And up prime, Dominic Calvert-Lewis could possibly be allowed to take the pressure off Harry Kane, with Phil Foden and Jesse Lingard in help.
England predicted XI towards San Marino