Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge returned to England training today as he aims to prove his fitness ahead of the Euro 2016 squad announcement, according to Sky Sports.
Roy Hodgson has until tomorrow to finalise his 23-man party for the finals in France, with Sturridge’s inclusion having been brought into doubt by his latest injury setback.
As Sky Sports reports, Sturridge missed Friday’s 2-1 win over Australia with a calf problem. He did not feature against Turkey five days previously because of the Europa League final.
Of the 25 players in contention – Fabian Delph has already been ruled out with an injury – Sturridge is the only one not to have featured in England’s pre-tournament double header.
And Marcus Rashford’s goal 138 seconds into his Three Lions debut at the Stadium of Light might have made Hodgson feel that there is no need to take a gamble on Sturridge’s fitness.
So it was important for the 26-year-old to train again before the announcement, as he tries to secure his place alongside James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson.
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