Football By Joe Crilly

Can Roy Fit Rooney, Kane And Vardy Into The Starting XI?

All three of England’s star strikers are odds on to start the first match of the Euros as Roy Hodgson continues to experiment with his squad ahead of the tournament. Jamie Vardy is 4/5 to start against Russia with Rooney 1/5 and Kane 1/25.

“The three strikers are arguably Roy’s key players and he will no doubt be desperate to shoehorn them in ahead of the Euros,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


All club players named in England’s 26 man squad to start England’s 1st match against Russia:



Spurs (Alli, Dier, Kane, Rose, Walker): 7/2

Everton (Barkley, Stones): 7/1

Leicester (Vardy, Drinkwater): 7/1

Manchester United (Rashford, Rooney, Smalling): 10/1

Manchester City (Delph, Hart, Sterling): 25/1

Liverpool (Clyne, Henderson, Lallana, Milner, Sturridge): 33/1

Southampton (Bertrand, Foster): 40/1


To start against Russia:

Rooney: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no

Vardy: 4/5 yes; 10/11 no

Kane: 1/25 yes; 9/1 no