England must contend with harsh memories when facing Montenegro

England face guaranteed hostility in European Championship Qualifying match at Gradski Stadion where Wayne Rooney was sent off in 2011

Gradski Stadion is one of Europe’s less accommodating venues for international football. Only around 15,000 will cram into Montenegro’s home ground to see if England can be overcome on Monday but they will make the noise of a crowd double the size.

The stands at either end are concrete, compact and severe, hemmed close to the bylines in a manner reminiscent of Loftus Road. The home fans have a reputation for pushing the boundaries and England have found their limits tested in previous visits.

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