It appears that the Manchester United winger will keep his place in the England line-up for Tuesday's crunch clash with tournament co-hosts UkraineManchester United winger Ashley Young is set to remain in the England line-up for their final Group D game against Ukraine.
It looks as if boss Roy Hodgson will keep faith in the 26-year-old who will likely remain on the left-wing, despite two poor performances in England’s opening games.
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The England manager believes Young will benefit from the return of club team-mate Wayne Rooney, who is available after a two-game ban.
“Ashley was very good in the two pre-tournament matches we played against Norway and Belgium,” Hodgson told reporters.
“I think now that he’s back in his classic position and he has got Wayne playing alongside him – who he does play alongside every week – we will see more and more from him.
“And I have faith in him, because I think he is a very good quality wide player, a very good quality winger, with a lot of ability. I am hoping he will show that ability against Ukraine.”
The only other choice Hodgson is now likely to make is between James Milner and Theo Walcott for the right-wing position. Milner has started both games so far, but Walcott came off the bench in last Friday’s 3-2 win over Sweden and scored the second, before setting up Danny Welbeck for the winner.
Despite suffering a slight hamstring injury, the Arsenal winger is still likely to be in contention for selection.