Date: 11th September 2012 at 4:48pm
Written by:

International football rumbles on at a fair pace these days and tonight England entertain the Ukraine, at Wembley, in their second World Cup qualifier in the space of four days.

With Roy Hodgson`s squad currently trying to stave off a virus that has already affected Daniel Sturridge and Theo Walcott, young Tom Cleverley will be hoping that he remains unaffected as he seeks to keep his place in Roy Hodgson`s starting eleven.

Against Moldova, on Friday evening, Cleverley`s performance drew praise from various quarters including Hodgson and the current England captain Steven Gerrard. With Hodgson`s squad beset with injuries and with Scott Parker and Jack Wilshere not fit enough to make the current squad and with Ashley Young and Theo Walcott also unavailable, there is every chance that Cleverley will be guaranteed a start tonight.

Now there`s a saying in football that relates to earning the right to keep the shirt and the consensus of opinion is that whilst Tom, quite rightly, received the plaudits on Friday night, he`ll need another exceptional performance to hold on to the shirt once Roy Hodgson has those who are missing readily available again.

Can Tom rise to the challenge, we reckon he can!


Vital Man United on: facebook


Vital Man United on: twitter


Join Vital Man United

It’s easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!


Howzat? Your Vital Football Logins are valid on Vital Cricket