FORMER Saint Rickie Lambert has thrown his backing behind under fire England boss Roy Hodgson, despite England’s woeful showing at the World Cup in Brazil.

“One thing is very important – that we don’t make any knee-jerk decisions,” Lambert said.

“I think the set-up we have, the manager who is in charge is definitely the person we need to go forward with the group of young kids coming through.

“The progression they have had under Roy has been amazing, so if he can keep the group together for another two years it’s going to be exciting and they are going to learn after what has just happened.

“Roy has given the young players a chance and they have thrived on it. That’s definitely one of the positives we’ll take out of the World Cup and when the next scenario comes around in the next two years at the Euros, this is going to help them. That’s why this set-up needs to stay together.”