When going into the San Marino game this Friday, Roy should use his options to great effect. Perhaps hand out some debuts to the likes of Forster and Shelvey. In a game England should win Comfortably, there’s no better time to see how various players will fit into his system. Roy could look into the possibility of playing Rooney in a attacking midfield position, the area he thrived for Manchester United at Newcastle. The link up play with fellow united teammate, Michael Carrick could prove to be something that revitalises his England career, which has never been as good as said.

San Marino will make themselves difficult to break down in the early exchanges, therefore it’ll be interesting to see how the midfield links up with the strikers in the first fifteen minutes, an ideal scenario would be Defoe and Rooney interchanging from a role just behind the frontman, to the frontman role. Experimenting with various lineups and tactics will give Roy an opportunity to rest up some players ahead of that tough trip to Poland.