Sky sources: Jamie Vardy to start England's Euro 2016 clash with Slovakia

Vardy festeggia il gol del pareggio dell'Inghilterra (foto Getty)
Image: Jamie Vardy is in line to start against Slovakia, according to Sky sources

Jamie Vardy is set to be named in the starting line-up for England’s Euro 2016 clash with Slovakia on Monday night, Sky sources understand.

Vardy has scored four in his last five matches for his country - including an equaliser against Wales on Thursday night - and is expected to be one of a number of changes made by Roy Hodgson for the Slovakia game.

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England boss Hodgson told reporters on Sunday that he still had a decision to make about who would start up front following the goalscoring heroics of Vardy and Daniel Sturridge in the last-gasp 2-1 win over Wales.

But it appears the Leicester City striker, whose long-term club future remains shrouded in uncertainty, will get the nod to start at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in St Etienne.

England forward Daniel Sturridge celebrates
Image: Daniel Sturridge is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring England's winner against Wales

Jack Wilshere could also be in contention to make his first start of the tournament and if the Arsenal midfielder makes the line-up, it is thought that it will be at the expense of Dele Alli.

England are assured of a top-three finish in Group B and know a win against Slovakia will guarantee them top spot and a potentially easier tie in the last 16 of the tournament.

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Slovakia head into the game off the back of a 2-1 win over Russia, which has given Jan Kozak's side a chance of reaching the knockout stages.

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A win over England would send them through to the second round as automatic qualifiers, while a draw would be enough to seal a top-two spot if Wales lose to Russia.

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