Roy Hodgson delays naming his 23-man squad for Euro 2016

Thursday has been and gone and now we sit with baited breathe as we wait for Hodgson to announce his England squad for the coming tournament. His intention to reveal the team last Thursday was put on a four-day hiatus to account for any fitness issues that crop up in the last round of fixtures in the Premier League this Sunday.

Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for 9 months with significant cartilage damage, ruling out a squad certainty and starting probability from the running; a cruel blow for the Arsenal striker who appeared to have hit the ground running after coming back from the injury that saw him miss a large portion of the season (Click here to read more). Whilst the country were watching a very memorable last game at Upton Park to see West Ham take on Manchester City, Hodgson was assessing a Welbeck contingency plan - the safe choice would be experienced yet perennial squad player that is Theo Walcott, however, Jesse Lingard could be on the cards, of course Andros Townsend is viewed by Hodgson in a positive light and appears to have rediscovered some of his form.  

Another key team player for England is Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Henderson but his part in Euro 2016 will be dictated only after he has played the Europa League next Wednesday - will his fitness levels be up to scratch? We will have to wait until next week to find out. One certain starter who will now no longer be joining the England Euro team is Luke Shaw as he was ruled out of Manchester United's last two games. 

It seems Hodgson is keeping his cards close to his chest for now but the rumours are flying. Who will be named as the Euro 2016 England squad?