Matt Le Tissier: 'Rickie Lambert should start for England'

Former England international Matt Le Tissier admits that he would like to see Rickie Lambert take the place of injured teammate Daniel Sturridge.

Matt Le Tissier has backed Rickie Lambert to fill in for injured teammate Daniel Sturridge when England face Switzerland in their first Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.

The Liverpool striker, who started against Norway earlier this week, has been ruled out of the match with a hamstring injury.

The former England international told talkSPORT: "England's options up front are fairly limited. I'd like to see Rickie Lambert given a start.

"He's not let England down when he's played so far and has got a couple of goals. I know Roy might want a little bit more pace up front, but, as a hold up man, there's no one better in the squad."

New Arsenal signing Danny Welbeck has also been tipped to take Sturridge's place.

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England's forward Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring a goal during a Group D football match between England and Italy at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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