England boss Hodgson impressed with Team GB trio

tribalfootball.com August 7, 2012, 1:05 am

Daniel Sturridge, Ryan Bertrand and Tom Cleverley have all been identified by England boss Roy Hodgson as ready to step up to the full international squad after their performances at the Olympics with Great Britain.

"Most of them are pretty much ready anyway, but one or two of the younger players like Bertrand and Sturridge and players like Tom Cleverley, who is coming back from injury, may have not been quite so much a fixture in their teams," Hodgson told FATV.

"Let's hope the Olympic experience with Team GB has given them a better chance of staking a claim for a regular spot."

On Friday, Hodgson will reveal his squad for the August 15 friendly with Italy.

"There will be players involved in that game who weren't part of the Euros and I'm sure Italy will make changes too, so it won't be two similar line-ups from the but it will be quite interesting to play so soon after our elimination against them," he said.

Hodgson watched Team GB in action twice during the Olympics.

He will also be at Villa Park for Sunday's Community Shield encounter between Manchester City and Chelsea.

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