Roy Hodgson eyes Olympic trio

Hodgson eyes Olympic trio
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England manager Roy Hodgson identifies Ryan Bertrand, Daniel Sturridge and Tom Cleverley as potential stars for the future.

England manager Roy Hodgson has earmarked a trio of Team GB players as possible future England stars.

Britain were eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the Olympics at the hands of Korea, but Hodgson believes that some of the players proved that they were ready for full international football.

In particular, Hodgson mentioned Daniel Sturridge and the uncapped duo of Ryan Bertrand and Tom Cleverley as players who have caught his eye.

"Most of them (GB players) are pretty much ready anyway, but one or two of the younger players like Bertrand and Sturridge and players like Tom Cleverley, who is coming back from injury, may have not been quite so much a fixture in their teams," Hodgson told FATV.

"Let's hope the Olympic experience with Team GB has given them a better chance of staking a claim for a regular spot."

Hodgson could name the trio in his England squad on Friday ahead of their friendly against Italy on August 15.

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