World Cup Qualifier: Striking chance for England

World Cup Qualifier: Striking chance for England
England are likely to start with Danny Welbeck (left) or Rickie Lambert (right) up front.

ENGLAND - With Wayne Rooney's head injury apparently making him look like "something out of a horror movie", Saturday morning (Singapore time) is a perfect opportunity for England's back-up strikers.

The venue is Wembley, filled to the rafters with passionate home supporters.

Their opponents are Moldova, ranked 123rd in the world, just above Turkmenistan.

Make no mistake, this isn't a game; it's a shooting gallery.

Given that Liverpool's prolific Daniel Sturridge is nursing a thigh injury and was forced to sit out training on Tuesday, it seems likely that Danny Welbeck will be given the nod to lead the line.

Welbeck has been much improved this season, linking well with Robin van Persie and demonstrating an increased tactical awareness.

He can also point to the goal he scored in the epic 3-2 win over Scotland last month.

For a man renowned mainly for his pace on the ball, a towering header in a congested penalty area was a useful skill to put on his CV.

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