Roy Hodgson pleased with his squad to face Montenegro and Poland at Wembley
Roy Hodgson believes his England squad will give the Three Lions the best possible chance of qualifying for the World Cup next year.
The England Manager has named the players he will use for the qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland, with a place at next summer's tournament up for grabs.
And Hodgson said: "You have seen the squad, it is very strong.
"In the last squad, we didn't manage to have all the players when we went to the Ukraine. But I am happy things are looking good squad-wise.
"We don't need to even debate how important these games are to us as a team. I am very hopeful and confident that these players will be the ones who take us there."
Crucially, the two matches are at Wembley and Hodgson believes the fans can play a real part in helping England secure their place at the World Cup.
He added: "I am happy the support of Wembley will be fantastic. Both games will be sold out, which not only shows how important the games are but how keen the fans are to back us up.
"The fans are important. They have been very, very good to us. They will play their part, no question. We are grateful for their support and it is up to us to make certain we give them something to cheer about."
Regarding team news, Wayne Rooney did not play for Manchester United in their Champions League match at Shakhtar Donetsk this week but Hodgson says the striker is fit for his country following a shin injury.
"Wayne didn't play last night [for United] but we are reliably informed it is not a serious injury and won't stop him joining up with us," he said.
"The more choices I have, the better. I was excited before the last two games; I was watching (Daniel) Sturridge and Rooney and was thinking they were in great form.
"Unluckily we lost them so hopefully we won't this time. [Rickie] Lambert is playing well and [Jermain] Defoe as well."