Roy Hodgson says Glen Johnson will win 50th England cap against Denmark
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Glen Johnson will win his 50th England cap against Denmark - and Luke Shaw may make his debut.
Last Updated: 05/03/14 8:09am
Johnson is the only specialist right-back remaining in the squad following the withdrawal with a hip injury of Tottenham's Kyle Walker.
Hodgson said he had hoped Walker would be fit for selection but revealed the 23-year-old has remained at Tottenham for treatment after England trained at Spurs Lodge earlier on Tuesday.
"There aren't that many defenders so there is a very good chance," Hodgson said when asked of the likelihood of Johnson playing on Wednesday.
"I haven't named the team yet but if you really insist then I will tell you that Glen Johnson will win his 50th cap at right back, yes.
"As you know, Kyle (Walker) has not played the last two or three games for Tottenham.
"We were rather hoping when I selected the squad that he would recover and play for Tottenham at the weekend and be fit to play for us, but unfortunately he will need another week we think before he will be able to be fit to play so we've had to let him go.
"He was with us last night - we had a 'Brazil' meeting to put forward a few ideas about what our plans are going forward for the whole of squad so he was with us for that but when we went to Tottenham this morning he stayed there and continued to get treatment."
Hodgson, who was unable to call on the services of injured centre-back duo Phil Jagielka and Phil Jones, revealed the rest of his squad are fit for the game and that Southampton left-back Shaw could feature.
"I will consider using all 29 of them," Hodgson said. "We've brought Luke Shaw in because we feel his performances have merited a place in the full England squad. All being well it would be nice to get him on the field as well but I don't want to make any promises.
"I named a 30-man squad and only one player - Kyle Walker - was not able to make it but because it was touch and go but we named him in the squad.
"Yet the other 29 they're all with us, they're all fit, they're all ready and they all want to play tomorrow.
"I don't have that many substitutes so there will be a few of them I'm afraid that won't get a look in tomorrow."