Hodgson to turn to youth

England boss planning for the future following Euro 2012 exit

Roy Hodgson: Will use Italy friendly in August as an opportunity to experiment

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Roy Hodgson admits he is plotting an England 'revolution', with it his desire to see a number of promising youngsters drafted into the senior camp.

Arsenal starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, having been involved at Euro 2012, is expected to be a prominent figure in the Three Lions set-up for many years to come, alongside the likes of Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck and Tottenham defender Kyle Walker.

United pair Chris Smalling and Tom Cleverley, along with Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell, are also looking to be involved when fit, while Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will be drafted back in if he can overcome his injury problems.

Hodgson is willing to welcome the stars of the future with open arms, with it apparent that changes need to made in the wake of another quarter-final exit from a major international tournament.

England are due to take in a friendly against Euro 2012 conquerors Italy in August, before kicking off their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign against Moldova and Ukraine in September, and Hodgson is hoping competition for places in his plans will be fierce.

"I'm rather hoping one or two players will knock so hard on my door that they prove to be the right ones," he said.

Quality

"You will definitely see some revolution there (in the Italy game) because that game is going to be the ideal opportunity for me to look at some players who weren't with us here and maybe feel they should have been."

Roy Hodgson

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"You will definitely see some revolution there (in the Italy game) because that game is going to be the ideal opportunity for me to look at some players who weren't with us here and maybe feel they should have been.

"I want to see if they can add to the quality of our team."

He added: "By the time we get to those qualifiers I will have to mix together what I've seen of the players who were here and what I've seen of the other players from the Premier League.

"At all costs, we have to retain the two elements this tournament has given us, our defensive discipline, organisation and teamwork and the desire to be part of an England team, to really go the extra mile to be able to wear the shirt.

"The next question is then can we improve the quality within our team."