Henderson to remain England captain against Slovakia

ShareClose Comments
The Three Lions will again be skippered by the Liverpool midfielder when they take on their closest Group F rivals at Wembley

Jordan Henderson will remain as England captain for Monday's World Cup qualifier at home to Slovakia.

Manager Gareth Southgate confirmed the Liverpool midfielder will remain as skipper after leading his country in the 4-0 away win over Malta on Friday.

England 15/2 to beat Slovakia 3-0

Southgate is yet to announce a new permanent captain since the international retirement of Everton forward Wayne Rooney.

A second straight game with the armband would appear to put Henderson in a strong position for the role, with Gary Cahill and Harry Kane also mooted as candidates.

"Jordan stays [as captain] and there is no point in changing that," Southgate said at his pre-match media conference.

Article continues below

"Normally the captain does the two games when we have been together unless we change the team and that guy does not play."

Southgate also confirmed Manchester United defender Phil Jones will start the Slovakia match alongside Henderson, with all 26 of his players available for selection.

England are two points clear of closest rivals Slovakia at the top of Group F and a victory would put them on the brink of sealing their place in Russia, while defeat would see them lose top spot.

Next article:
AFC Cup 2018 Preview: Bengaluru FC vs TC Sports Club - Blues target group stage
Next article:
Can Hazard match Messi? Poyet sees Belgian as inconsistent as ‘destabilised’ Chelsea
Next article:
Lucas claims Tottenham can win Champions League
Next article:
Newcastle United’s Islam Slimani returns to Algeria
Next article:
'Batshuayi was always ready at Chelsea' - Martinez welcomes Dortmund move
Close