Qatar 2022: Stuart Pearce tells Southgate to drop 2 players

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Former England manager, Stuart Pearce has told Gareth Southgate that he does not want to see the likes of Declan Rice and Luke Shaw play against Wales in their group’s last game.

He said both players should be kept safe for the knockout stage of the tournament in Qatar.

England will make it to the next round of the competition with just one point against Wales.

They drew goalless against the USA on Friday four days after beating Iran 6-2 in the first game.

“There’s a couple I’d like to not see play. Because I cannot afford for them to be injured for the knockout stages,” Stuart, a former England star, told talkSPORT.

“Declan Rice number one, Luke Shaw is another.

‘There are two individuals that I’m thinking to myself there’s no chance I’m playing them I’ve got to keep them safe. Kane might be another one that falls into those. There’s three I’d make sure I wouldn’t start in any way shape or form.”

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