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After winning 8-0 against San Marino on Friday, Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson has made a host of changes to his starting XI for their crucial Group H qualification game

England boss Roy Hodgson has made six changes to his starting line-up for their crucial World Cup 2014 qualifier against Montenegro.

Experienced duo Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard both start after being rested for Friday’s emphatic 8-0 victory over San Marino, in place of Leighton Baines and Frank Lampard.

Also dropping out of the starting line-up are Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manchester United winger Ashley Young.

Elsewhere, despite netting twice in last week's win, Jermain Defoe drops down to the bench to be replaced by Danny Welbeck who will provide support to club team-mate Wayne Rooney.

Montenegro XI: M. Bozovic; Savic, Basa, Dzudovic, V. Bozovic; Zverotic, Novakovic, Vukcevic, Volkov; Jovetic, Vucinic.

Montenegro subs: Blazic, Jovanovic, Kecojevic, Delibasic, Beqiraj, Damjanovic, Igumanovic, Kasalica, Krkotic, Poleksic.

England XI: Hart; Johnson, Smalling, Lescott, Cole; Gerrard, Carrick; Milner, Cleverley, Welbeck; Rooney.

England subs: Foster, Forster, Walker, Baines, Caulker, Lampard, Parker, Osman, Oxlade Chamberlain, Young, Defoe, Sturridge.


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