Football By Joe Crilly

You Bet Allardyce Will Keep Faith In Rooney And Hart

With Sam Allardyce refusing to confirm that Wayne Rooney will be his captain for the first game of his England tenure, William Hill are just 2/7 that the Manchester United striker keeps the armband ahead of Gary Cahill at 10/1 with both Joe Hart and Jordan Henderson at 12/1.

Despite currently struggling for game time under Pep Guardiola, Joe Hart is odds on at 1/3 to start in goal for England against Slovakia. Fraser Forster is 11/4 with Tom Heaton 8/1.

“Allardyce has a lot to think about as he approaches his first game in charge with both the captain issue and the Joe Hart issue front and centre of his thoughts. The odds would indicate, however, that both situations will stay the same for now,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Who will wear the armband for England’s match against Slovakia: 2/7 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Gary Cahill; 12/1 Jordan Henderson; 12/1 Joe Hart; 16/1 John Stones; 16/1 Eric Dier; 20/1 Dele Alli; 25/1 Harry Kane; 25/1 Adam Lallana

Who will start in goal for England against Slovakia: 1/3 Hart; 11/4 Forster; 8/1 Heaton