Roy Hodgson has blamed the postponement of England's match agaisnt Poland for his sides poor 1-1 draw in Warsaw.

"It wasn't one of our better performances but I think there are a lot of factors, the ball wasn't moving that well and also of course the extra 36 hours we've been spending in a hotel it did us no favours," Hodgson said.

"I'm pleased with a point and a point away from home when the group is decided next October we might be find to be a good point. Not today we gave the ball away a lot of time but so did the Polish team and you can excuse players in some cases.

"I thought after they scored we had one our better spells. At the end I think we were closer to a 2-1 win than they were. We did show the necessary character and it gives me heart for the future as we are still unbeaten."

Captain Steven Gerrad added: "I think time will tell whether it's a decent point but the lads are disappointed. We know we can play a lot better and we should have seen out the game, it may be good point.

"It's a point but our point tally could be better, the conditions, the pitch, I thought they handled it slight better than us but I don't think many people will come here and take maximum points."

Written by Nick Howson