Cleverley hoping to keep place in England side for Poland clash

The Manchester United midfielder is hoping to maintain his unbeaten record with the Three Lions and keep his place in the starting line-up for Tuesday's qualifier in Warsaw
England midfielder Tom Cleverley is hoping to keep his spot in Roy Hodgson's midfield for Tuesday night's World Cup 2014 qualifier against Poland.

The Manchester United man has played a key role in all of England's qualifying matches so far, helping them to top Group H after their first three games.

The 23-year-old started in the centre of midfield with club team-mate Michael Carrick on Friday night as the Three Lions recorded a 5-0 victory over San Marino at Wembley, and Cleverley is hoping he can line-up once more in Warsaw.

"It will be another different experience for me on Tuesday night," he told the Football Association's official website. "I have played a couple of away games for England but one was neutral and the other was at a smaller ground."

"Tuesday will be different again and these are all good experiences for me to pick up. Hopefully we can get a good result.

"It makes me feel really proud and I am always happy to represent my country. I have won three of them and drawn one. Hopefully I can get the nod on Tuesday and carry on with the good form."

England's opponents on Tuesday night, Poland, have begun their campaign with four points from their opening two games - beating Moldova and drawing with Montenegro.

Cleverley says they will pose a threat to England but thinks Hodgson's side will be more than prepared for the task.

"They have got a lot of good players," he added. "I managed to watch a couple of their games in the Euros and the Champions League game between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund when they had a couple of Polish players.

"We have prepared well. We have worked well in training and I'm sure we will watch them over the next couple of nights in meetings and we will be fully prepared for what they will throw at us on Tuesday."