The Four Strikers Who Should be Ahead of Wayne Rooney in the England Squad Pecking OrderPublished April 13, 2016
Based solely on form and fitness it would be fair to say that Wayne Rooney would be lucky to make Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 finals squad. Clearly the odds are that the Man United man will get the nod though such a move would undoubtedly be unfair on a host of forwards who have shone in 2015/16.
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
The Tottenham man bagged 31 goals last term and many White Hart Lane fans would have only hoped the old-fashioned forward could hit those heights this season and indeed the 22-year-old has outdone himself. The stylish attacker has racked up 22 Premier League goals in 2015/16 and leads Jamie Vardy at the top tier’s top-scorer and should be Hodgson’s first choice this summer.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
The Foxes lethal finisher has been a revelation this season and recently ended a relateively long goal drought when he bagged a brace against Sunderland last weekend. The speedy front-man may still be something of an unknown quantity on the contintent and this could work in England’s favour in France.
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
Beset by injuries there is still no doubt that on his day the Anfield star is still one of the best in the business. The 26-year-old has started just 13 games in all competitions this campaign but has still racked up a respectable eight goals.
Andy Carroll (West Ham)
Though much maligned the burly Hammers man is capable of unsettling any defence, especially those unused to an overly physical approach. Carroll’s hat-trick against Arsenal last weekend is evidence that the former Liverpool man is still more than capable of making an impact at the highest level.