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bounce back from their five-goal ham­mer­ing by the USA in May.

Levein’s men launch their bid to qual­ify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil against Ser­bia on Septem­ber 8 and Rhodes added: “If se­lected, I’ll try to give it my best shot and work as hard as I can.”

Levein’s No.2 Peter Hous­ton re­vealed: “We’ll have to ex­per­i­ment to a cer­tain ex­tent due to the play­ers we don’t have avail­able.

“Four or five guys who could stake a claim to be­ing in the first eleven will be miss­ing.

“But it gives oth­ers a chance to show what they can do against a de­cent Aus­tralia side.”

LEAD­ING ROLE: Lam­pard will cap­tain Eng­land in the ab­sence

of Ger­rad and Rooney

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