Roy Hodgson praises Steven Gerrard

Hodgson praises Gerrard
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England boss Roy Hodgson claims that he has been "exceptionally pleased" with Steven Gerrard's performances as captain.

England boss Roy Hodgson has moved to praise Steven Gerrard ahead of the Liverpool midfielder's 100th international cap for his country.

The 32-year-old is expected to skipper his country against Sweden on Wednesday and the England boss has praised his contribution.

"I've been exceptionally pleased with his leadership qualities, giving younger lads a wise, calming, comforting word," he told reporters.

Meanwhile, Hodgson also revealed that Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson should receive international clearance in the next 24 hours.

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