Manager Roy Hodgson is expected to retain exciting new winger Andros Townsend and make one enforced team change when England seek to beat Poland on Tuesday and seal their passage to the World Cup finals.

Townsend, 22, of Tottenham Hotspur, made a goal-scoring debut for England on Friday (October 11) when his pace and trickery inspired them to a 4-1 victory against Montenegro at Wembley.

That win confirmed at least a playoff place for Hodgson's team who must beat already eliminated Poland to top Group H and qualify automatically for next year's finals in Brazil.

England will be forced to make one change as Townsend's club mate, right back Kyle Walker, is suspended after picking up a second yellow card of the qualifying campaign against Montenegro.

His place is likely to go to Phil Jones while left back Leighton Baines is expected to continue deputising for Ashley Cole, ruled out with a rib injury after also missing the Montenegro match.

Hodgson may also recall utility player James Milner to add some defensive grit, in place of Danny Welbeck, as England prepare to cope with Poland's counter-attacking potential.

England, who have won their last six home matches against the Poles, should extend that run and qualify.

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