Skysports.com readers and the bookies are backing Daniel Sturridge to lead England's attack.
By Tim Clement - Twitter: @SkyTimClement
Last Updated: 28/02/12 5:46pm
Skysports.com readers and the bookies are united in the opinion that Daniel Sturridge is the man to lead the line for England at Euro 2012.
With Darren Bent out for three months with an ankle injury and Wayne Rooney suspended for the opening two matches, the next England manager will have to pick from a mix of inexperienced and previously out-of-favour frontmen.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is the marginal favourite among voters on a poll on skysports.com with 34 per cent making him their pick to lead the line at the Euros.
Fraizer Campbell is the only other striker in the squad to face Netherlands on Wednesday night, making up a trio who have played little over 80 minutes of international football without scoring a single goal between them.
Neither poll voters or the online bookmaker see him as the answer to England's attacking problems, with just three per cent of votes and odds of 7/1 to start against the French.
Jermain Defoe and Andy Carroll are the popular choices of those absent from Stuart Pearce's squad, with 12 per cent of the votes each, and are 2/1 and 4/1 respectively to start England's opener in Ukraine.
England are also still without a permanent manager and captain just months away from the finals in Poland and Ukraine, after the FA's decision to stand down John Terry prompted Fabio Capello to walk away from his post.
Sky Bet make Steven Gerrard the 11/10 favourite to skipper England in their opener ahead of Scott Parker (7/4) and Joe Hart, who has come in from 8/1 to 11/4 after being chosen to face up to the media in Tuesday's pre-match press conference.