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Kyle Walker set to miss England v Denmark clash

Glen Johnson set to feature for England against the Danes, with Luke Shaw hoping to start as the other full-back

Kyle Walker will play no part in Wednesday’s match between England and Denmark, with the right-back having been forced to miss the encounter thanks to a groin injury which means Roy Hodgson has 29 players available for the Wembley clash.

Walker’s absence means that Glen Johnson will earn his 50th England cap against the Danes, with the Liverpool right-back heavily likely to be first-choice right-back when it comes to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Walker, Andros Townsend, Steven Caulker, Adam Lallana and John Ruddy all missed England training on Monday, although new boy Luke Shaw trained ahead of winning his first cap on Wednesday night and the Southampton defender is looking forward to demonstrating what he can do at Wembley.

Shaw is only eighteen although Hodgson is thought to be seriously considering including the player in his final 23 for Brazil even if it comes at the expense of Ashley Cole.

“If you get a chance you have to give everything and try and impress the manager,” Shaw told The FA’s website.

“Hopefully I can do it this week.”

“The competition spurs me on,” Shaw added.

“Obviously to have competition like that is amazing for me and I am only going to thrive off it.

“If I keep working hard in training and obviously play well for my club hopefully I might be able to get a chance and then who knows what might happen.”

Hodgson is likely to field an experimental line-up against Denmark as he looks to give some fringe players a run-out for the team’s final friendly before the manager selects his 23 players to head to the World Cup.

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