England manager Roy Hodgson keen to give Luke Shaw his debut against Denmark

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England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he would like to see Luke Shaw in action against Denmark tomorrow – but has stopped short of guaranteeing him a first senior cap.

The Saints left-back has been called-up by Hodgson for the first time, and could receive his debut in the friendly match at Wembley.

Hodgson said: "It would be nice to get Luke Shaw on the pitch, but I don’t want to make any promises just yet."

If Shaw impresses Hodgson this week, he could yet force his way into the squad for this summer's World Cup.

Tomorrow's fixture is the last game before the England boss names his 23-man party for this summer's tournament - a list he is due to publish on May 13.

Left-back is an intriguing area, with Everton's Leighton Baines and Chelsea's Ashley Cole also competing for a place in Brazil.

Cole is the most vulnerable to Shaw's presence, having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge.

However, the 33-year-old will be hoping the experience he has gathered in his 106 caps will help ward off the threat of the teenage Saints star.

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4:53pm Tue 4 Mar 14

St.David says...

Can't believe I'm looking forward to an England friendly again!! Shaw has got to get on the pitch. . And the other three saints will as well. . We are southampton. . .we're off to a brazil!!! Good luck Luke!!
Can't believe I'm looking forward to an England friendly again!! Shaw has got to get on the pitch. . And the other three saints will as well. . We are southampton. . .we're off to a brazil!!! Good luck Luke!! St.David
  • Score: 12

5:19pm Tue 4 Mar 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

The 4 saints legends better play. I bought a ticket after the squad was announced.
I don't want to spend all that money and effort and watch ugly football. I want to see the beautiful game
The 4 saints legends better play. I bought a ticket after the squad was announced. I don't want to spend all that money and effort and watch ugly football. I want to see the beautiful game There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
  • Score: 6

5:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Jesus_02 says...

Cant help thin that Clyne has missed out because of Callum Chambers..

We have some great full backs!
Cant help thin that Clyne has missed out because of Callum Chambers.. We have some great full backs! Jesus_02
  • Score: 7

5:30pm Tue 4 Mar 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

Shame Jack Cork has not been recognised for two solid season in the Premier League.
Shame Jack Cork has not been recognised for two solid season in the Premier League. SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 12

5:31pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Jon Forte says...

Hoping to make the bench on Saturday at Palace, been training well. Look out for me guys. Thanks for the continued support.
#JohnathanForteBackI
nTheArea.
Hoping to make the bench on Saturday at Palace, been training well. Look out for me guys. Thanks for the continued support. #JohnathanForteBackI nTheArea. Jon Forte
  • Score: -1

5:37pm Tue 4 Mar 14

alanrr says...

cole 106 caps and won nowt can't make it into his league team.........give youth a chance then when the euros come round luke will have experience
cole 106 caps and won nowt can't make it into his league team.........give youth a chance then when the euros come round luke will have experience alanrr
  • Score: 8

6:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

JohnSFC says...

Kyle Walker hasn't played 2 or 3 games for Tottenham leading up to the announcement of the squad because of injury and guess what he's injured. Would have been a good opportunity to try out Clyne or Chambers.
Kyle Walker hasn't played 2 or 3 games for Tottenham leading up to the announcement of the squad because of injury and guess what he's injured. Would have been a good opportunity to try out Clyne or Chambers. JohnSFC
  • Score: 6

7:38pm Tue 4 Mar 14

saints1998 says...

JohnSFC wrote:
Kyle Walker hasn't played 2 or 3 games for Tottenham leading up to the announcement of the squad because of injury and guess what he's injured. Would have been a good opportunity to try out Clyne or Chambers.
He's pulled out through injury
[quote][p][bold]JohnSFC[/bold] wrote: Kyle Walker hasn't played 2 or 3 games for Tottenham leading up to the announcement of the squad because of injury and guess what he's injured. Would have been a good opportunity to try out Clyne or Chambers.[/p][/quote]He's pulled out through injury saints1998
  • Score: 4

9:30pm Tue 4 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Jon Forte wrote:
Hoping to make the bench on Saturday at Palace, been training well. Look out for me guys. Thanks for the continued support.
#JohnathanForteBackI

nTheArea.
OK, what is your Squad number?
[quote][p][bold]Jon Forte[/bold] wrote: Hoping to make the bench on Saturday at Palace, been training well. Look out for me guys. Thanks for the continued support. #JohnathanForteBackI nTheArea.[/p][/quote]OK, what is your Squad number? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -1

11:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Jon Forte wrote:
Hoping to make the bench on Saturday at Palace, been training well. Look out for me guys. Thanks for the continued support.
#JohnathanForteBackI


nTheArea.
OK, what is your Squad number?
-1?
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jon Forte[/bold] wrote: Hoping to make the bench on Saturday at Palace, been training well. Look out for me guys. Thanks for the continued support. #JohnathanForteBackI nTheArea.[/p][/quote]OK, what is your Squad number?[/p][/quote]-1? justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 1

12:05am Wed 5 Mar 14

bris saint says...

Roy has to give Luke game time or there was no point selecting him in the first place, He is well aware of what the others have to offer. so he should play a good deal of the match.
Roy has to give Luke game time or there was no point selecting him in the first place, He is well aware of what the others have to offer. so he should play a good deal of the match. bris saint
  • Score: 1

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