England confirmed line up v Slovenia: Raheem Sterling and Andros Townsend start

England have confirmed their starting line up for their important European Championship qualifier with Slovenia in Ljubljana, with Roy Hodgson making three changes from the stalemate in Dublin.

Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend will replace Adam Lallana in the side. The Liverpool man endured a difficult afternoon against the Republic of Ireland, while Townsend seems to save his best performances for international duty.

He will play just behind captain Wayne Rooney, with Lallana’s club teammate Raheem Sterling completing the front three.

In midfield, Fabian Delph comes in for James Milner, and plays alongside Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere.

The final change comes at left-back, with Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs replacing Ryan Bertrand of Southampton.

However, there is still no place for uncapped forward Charlie Austin. The Queens Park Rangers man played no part in the friendly last week.

There is also no start for Nathaniel Clyne. Manchester United’s Phil Jones is preferred at right-back.

A victory in the Slovenian capital would take the Three Lions to the brink of qualifying for Euro 2016. Should England win, and Switzerland defeat Lithuania, Hodgson’s men will be all but guaranteed a top three spot in the group with four games to go.

Here is the full team:

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