MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 09:20:49

Glenn Hoddle: 'Tom Huddlestone would suit England role'

Glenn Hoddle feels that Hull City's Tom Huddlestone would suit the role of the sitting midfielder in England's system under Roy Hodgson.

Glenn Hoddle has expressed his belief that Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone could be the perfect player to thrive in England's system under Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson deployed his side with a holding midfielder in their clash against San Marino, and, although Hoddle feels that Jack Wilshere performed well in the role, he believes that Huddlestone, 27, would be a better fit.

Hoddle told the Daily Mail: "Roy has settled on the diamond formation as one way of playing and, as such, that needs a good holding player. Jack Wilshere did do really well there on Thursday night, though it is difficult to judge against San Marino when you have so much time on the ball. It is not his natural game.

"On Thursday night, both Ian Wright and I came up with the name of Tom Huddlestone as an alternative. He is not currently in favour. He has just four caps and has been used only once by Roy, as a substitute in a friendly against Sweden.

"As a sitting player, there are few Englishmen who can match Huddlestone. He does that job of screening the back four and he has a range of passing that few can match."

Huddlestone's last cap for England came against Sweden in 2012.

Share this article now:
Swansea City's Nathan Dyer celebrates his opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on May 11, 2014
Read Next:
Three players close to an England call-up
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
8Bournemouth63121011-110
9Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton6132811-36
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114511-64
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account