Dublin spearheading England attack (17 Nov)
Dion Dublin will launch England's attack with either Ian Wright or Robbie Fowler against the Czech Republic tomorrow night.  Dublin has been in fine form since his £5.75 million transfer from Coventry City, scoring 5 goals in 3 games.

Dublin agonisingley missed a place in the WC98 squad, a decision which Glenn Hoddle said was the hardest decision he had to make.

At 29,  Dublin will be making only his third starting appearance for his country, with 35 year old Ian Wright set to partner him.

Dublin feels he can lead England into the 2002 World Cup with his body in prime condition, and him doing his uppermost to maintain that.

Another Villa gem - creative midfielder Lee Hendry could be set to start after staring in Villa's brilliant league form.  Hendry got his chance with the arrival of Gregory and hasn't looked back since.  Now a regular of the first team and with rave reports in the U21 squad it was only a matter of time before Hoddle called him up.  Hoddle said after an England training session that the nervous youngster didn't take long to settle down before 'wooing' everybody with his brilliant ball skills.  "Obviously I can't play too many kids but I would like to think that Lee Hendry will get his chance Wednesday night".  This is further promised with the injury to Manchester United's Paul Scholes.

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