McClaren cautious of Montenegro threat

Former England boss Steve McClaren believes that Montenegro will provide a massive test for the Three Lions and they have to be on top form.

McClaren, who recently left his post as FC Twente boss, was in charge at Wembley for only a year and his tenure ended when England failed to qualify for Euro 2008. This current squad of England players lie two points behind Montenegro, group leaders, after their 8-0 thrashing over minnows San Marino on Friday night and a win tonight would move them to the top of the standings.

England make the trip to Pogdorica wary of the raucous atmosphere expected and two leading lights for Branko Brnovic’s side in Steven Jovetic and Mirko Vucinic. McClaren has addressed those two strikers as dangerous threats for England, but believes England will have enough for victory.

The 51 year old said: “They’ve got Jovetic and Vucinic; two strikers who are very dangerous. They’ve done very well in the group, what I’ve liked and admired about them is they do not concede goals. They are very hard to beat, disciplined, organised and it will be difficult for England to score, but I think they are capable of doing that, providing they can deal with the intimidation.”

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