Jack Wilshire is set to make his full international debut for England tonight, as Fabio Capello has confirmed the young Arsenal midfielder is set to start in a holding role in tonight’s game against Denmark.
The promising 19 year old has been tipped for big things both at club and international level, and Capello is hoping Wilshire will provide optimism for the future for English football fans.
The game will be played under a closed roof, and England will use this friendly as preparation for their visit to the Millennium Stadium, when they tackle Wales in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to captain the side in the absence of Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard, and he will line up alongside Wilshire in central midfield.
Theo Walcott will play on the right, while James Milner will occupy the left wing as he does at club level with Manchester City.
Operating behind the midfield quartet will see, Joe Hart in goal, and a back four of Glen Johnson, John Terry, Joleon Lescott, and Ashley Cole, making up the defence.
Darren Bent will partner Wayne Rooney in attack, after impressing Capello with his performances following his move from Sunderland to Aston Villa.
There will be a lot of familiar faces on show in the Denmark team, and they will look to their 4-1 defeat of England in 2005, along with a 3-2 victory at Old Trafford in 2003, as a confidence booster ahead of the game.
Thomas Sorenson will start in goal for Denmark, with Christian Poulsen and Daniel Agger of Liverpool in defence and midfield.
Arsenal striker Nicolas Bendtner will captain the side, and he will be the main threat for England in Copenhagen tonight.
The clash of the night will be in the centre of midfield, as Denmark also boasts a young midfield prodigy playing tonight.
Manger Martin Olsen is expected to select 18 year old Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, a highly rated attacking midfielder making a name for himself in the Dutch League.
It should be an interesting battle in midfield between these two young players, but England will have their work cut out against a strong Denmark team tonight.
Kick-off is at 19:15.