With Theo Walcott injured, Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain being used in a central midfield role, Andros Townsend still regaining fitness from injury and Adam Johnson not a fashionable-enough name for the press, England's lack of quality depth on the flanks has been an unspoken area of concern for the upcoming World Cup. But never fear, England fans - according to the Daily Mirror and the Telegraph, Raheem Sterling and Wilfried Zaha may just have what it takes to make it to Brazil with the squad!
Of the pair, Sterling is more familiar to Hodgson. Having been brought into the Liverpool first team during Hodgson's disastrous spell at Liverpool, Sterling's immense growth this season, culminating in his buccaneering display against Arsenal, and regular gametime at Liverpool would make this move the more likely, but Zaha has been revitalized since joining Cardiff on loan from Manchester United. Having spent half a season on the sidelines in Manchester unable to break into an admittedly mediocre attack (even after impressing in the Championship and in pre-season), performing well for Cardiff and England could secure Zaha's club future as well as his international success, with the upcoming friendly against Denmark being mooted as his next international appearance.
Two other names are mentioned by the papers as potential international's - Norwich's Nathan Redmond and Crystal Palace's Tom Ince. While both are players with bright futures, Redmond's greater exposure to top-flight could factor into his favour, despite Ince's already-demonstrated nose for goal. Coming down the stretch, and with Aaron Lennon and Adam Johnson beginning to come into form at club level, it will certainly be interesting to see what Roy does with England's young wingers.