Defender Stones may be used in England's midfield

Manchester City and England defender John Stones
International friendly: France v England
Venue: Stade de France, Paris Date: Tuesday, 13 June Kick-off: 20:00 BST
Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Scotland, live text commentary on BBC Sport website

England defender John Stones may be used in a holding midfield role as manager Gareth Southgate plots a route to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Stones did not feature in Saturday’s 2-2 qualifying draw with Scotland.

But the Manchester City player could figure in his familiar centre-back role for Tuesday’s friendly against France.

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