Danny Welbeck

England manager Roy Hodgson has backed Danny Welbeck to take his chances in the absence of Daniel Sturridge.

The Arsenal striker is set to lead the line when the Three Lions take on San Marino in their second Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Thursday.

Welbeck was the star in their win against Switzerland in Basel having scored both the goals in the game. He will look to increase his tally when they face the lowest Fifa ranked team, whom they have previously beaten 5-0 and 8-0.

Hodgson admitted his delight that Danny has made the move to north London and taken a chance, and believes in him to do well.

"I'm pleased for Danny. It's great now that he's made his move and he has taken that chance," Hodgson said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"He's a player I have always followed very closely and with Daniel Sturridge injured he will get his chance," the England manager added.

Captain Wayne Rooney was not far behind in praising the former Manchester United striker, claiming that he does not get the credit he deserves for his performances.

The Manchester United captain is set to start alongside Welbeck for England on Thursday and has labelled him a 'top player'

"Daniel is a fantastic footballer and sometimes he doesn't get the credit he deserves. As a footballer, he is very intelligent and obviously he's very quick and athletic. For me he is a top top player," Rooney added.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions boss has confirmed that all the players are fit and available for selection ahead of the San Marino game. That means Fabian Delph, who missed training earlier in the week is fit enough to earn his third England cap.

"We've been fortunate to come through with all the players we've selected in training," Hodgson said, as quoted by the BBC.