Raheem Sterling set to captain England against Netherlands, says his PR agency

• Forward in line to win 50th cap on Thursday in Nations League
• Gareth Southgate may not start Kane or Henderson after Madrid

Raheem Sterling’s PR agency has suggested he will be named as England’s captain for Thursday’s Nations League semi-final against the Netherlands.

Purple PR issued a press release late on Tuesday claiming Sterling is set to wear the armband on the occasion of his 50th cap. That would appear to cast doubt over whether the Champions League finalists Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson will start, with the pair among seven players in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad who reported for duty only this week after their involvement in Madrid.

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