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Lambert set to continue in England attack
The FA confirmed today that the Liverpool forward will not travel to Kiev, having failed to recover from the thigh injury that prevented him from playing in last night's 4-0 win over Moldova, at Wembley.
With Wayne Rooney also out injured and Danny Welbeck suspended, Lambert is likely to again lead the England attack.
The Saints striker carried out that duty to perfection last night, scoring one goal and setting up two.
The game marked a first ever England start for the 31-year-old and followed his fairytale debut against Scotland, when he netted the winner with his first touch.
A statement from the FA today said: "The FA can confirm that Daniel Sturridge will not return to the England squad ahead of the World Cup qualifier with Ukraine on Tuesday.
"Club England medical staff have been in constant contact with their counterparts at Liverpool Football Club since he returned there on Thursday, his injury has not progressed as had been hoped and it is now clear that Sturridge will not be fit for the match in Kiev on Tuesday evening.
"No additions will be made to Roy Hodgson’s squad of 23 players who travel to Ukraine on Sunday evening."
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