Baines: England will get the job done

The left-back is confident the squad will earn the points needed against Montenegro and Poland, but is cautious of overconfidence heading into two "massive" games
Leighton Baines is confident England have what it takes to beat Montenegro and Poland and qualify for the World Cup.

The Three Lions hold a one-point advantage over Ukraine and Montenegro in Group H as they prepare to host the latter on Friday before welcoming Poland to Wembley on Tuesday.

Two wins will guarantee progression to Brazil and Baines acknowledges that a place at the tournament is England's to lose.

"They are massive games for us," he told evertontv. "Hopefully we can focus on the first one, get the job done and get a win.

"They are big games but it’s in our hands. If we win the games - which we are capable of - then we stay top of the group and qualify.

"We know what job is needed to be done and hopefully we can go and do it."

Baines is wary over overconfidence heading into the two games with Montenegro and Poland both holding Roy Hodgson's men to 1-1 draws earlier in the campaign.

"I think [Montenegro] have been strong in the past and have been a tough opponent for us in recent years," he continued. "It’s wide open in the sense that there are so many teams in the group that will still be aiming to qualify.

"It will be exciting for everyone watching but we want to get the results in the first game and results will go our way.

"It was a tough game when we played [Poland] in Poland last time. The conditions were crazy and, if you remember, the game got put back a day because it was so wet.

"I was really impressed with Poland on that night and we got a point in the end which was good because they were in top form and they have got some really top players throughout the side."