Hodgson hopes to start Walcott

ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson admits winger Theo Walcott may start tomorrow against Ukraine if he can recover from the recurrence of a hamstring injury he suffered yesterday in training.

Walcott scored England’s equaliser and set up their winning goal in the 3-2 victory over Sweden after coming off the bench and Hodgson hopes to have him ready.

“Whether or not he is a real contender will depend on what the medical people can tell me and how much guarantee they can give that he won’t be leaving the field after five minutes,” said Hodgson.