Jamie Vardy is likely to find himself back on the substitutes’ bench for England’s third and final group-stage match against Slovakia on Monday, despite coming on to score the all-important equalising goal against Wales on Thursday.
The Leicester City striker, who has enjoyed the most remarkable season of his career, scored 10 minutes after coming off the bench against the Welsh and many fans must have assumed he’d cemented himself a place in the line-up for the Slovakia match as a result.
However, according to the Mirror, Vardy has been warned that he faces a return to the bench. Roy Hodgson apparently has one ‘private concern’ over the red-hot 29-year-old.
So, just why – exactly – is Hodgson concerned about Vardy, the man who fired Leicester to the most unlikely of Premier League title triumphs last season and has scored four goals in nine appearances for England.
It’s understood that the England boss is worried that Vardy is only capable of playing in a central role. He wants his forwards to be capable of switching positions during matches and, for this reason, could even start Manchester United’s 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford over the former non-league footballer.