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The best managers relish selection headaches. Roy Hodgson is no different. He’s challenged Bjorn Helge Riise to make life difficult for him by continuing his strong showing in training and thereby making it impossible for him to leave the young Norwegian out of the team.

Riise, who joined from Lillestrom in the summer, made his debut in the home game against Vetra and Hodgson expects him to develop into a consistent Premier League performer.

Given his position on the pitch he might actually face the toughest competition in the club. It’s not easy to break in to the starting XI, but I think he has had a great start here.His time will come and I am looking forward to see him play many games here. He must continue to do well in training and give me a headache when it comes to selecting the team.