Hodgson gives Carroll chance against Norway
England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed both Andy Carroll and Rob Green will start tonight's friendly against Norway in Oslo.
The veteran coach will be taking charge of his first fixture in charge of the Three Lions, and has opted to give Carroll in particular the chance to prove his worth ahead of the forthcoming European Championships.
With Chelsea's Champions League winners yet to join the squad and Wayne Rooney -- suspended for the first two Euro 2012 games -- not involved, Hodgson does not have numerous options at his disposal.
As a result, he admits a lot of positions have been taken for tonight, with Liverpool striker Carroll and West Ham goalkeeper Green occupying two of them.
"Andy ended the season well and that was after a difficult start at Liverpool," Hodgson said.
"He ended the season well and he has continued in the same vein with us.
"A lot of positions are taken care of as we're still waiting for the Chelsea players and of course Wayne Rooney. I know what I am going to do, but I haven't told the players yet. The back four takes care of itself, Rob Green will be in goal and Steven (Gerrard) will start as captain."
Green's return between the sticks will be his first appearance since his ill-feted run-out against the United States.
He will be back-up to Joe Hart at the Euros, more so now with Norwich's John Ruddy ruled out with a broken finger.
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