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Marcus Rashford reported for duty at St George’s Park on Friday ahead of England’s match against Malta after being allowed to arrive late to deal with a personal matter.
The Manchester United forward trained on Wednesday morning and is likely to be in contention for a role in the penultimate Euro 2024 qualifier at Wembley having missed just one training session this week.
Kalvin Phillips, who was also later allowed to join due to a personal matter, has yet to report that he left his inclusion in the party to question Malta.
Rashford’s return is a big boost for Gareth Southgate as he finalizes his starting line-up for Friday night’s encounter.
The 26-year-old is now a regular in England’s starting XI and his expected availability will come as a relief to the head coach, who plans to play against Malta with a strong squad to cement his team’s place at the top strengthen. the qualifying group.
Marcus Rashford joined England on Wednesday after his sanctioned late arrival
The Manchester United star requested a delayed start due to a personal matter but could still feature against Malta
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Marc Guehi is among those hopeful of starting at Wembley as he looks to stake his claim for a starting role at the 2024 European Championship.
The Crystal Palace captain appears to be in a two-way battle with Harry Maguire to start in Germany next summer alongside first-choice centre-back John Stones.
“It’s hard to even think about that (starting with the European Championship), just because there are so many top players here,” Guehi explained.
Marc Guehi is keen to earn another cap during this round of international ties ahead of next summer’s Euro 2024
“It’s hard to even try to get your name out there. Ezri (Konsa) has been called up – a top player.
‘Fikayo (Tomori) is always there, of course Harry. John is coming back, there are so many players, so it’s hard to imagine.”
Southgate is keen to experiment with tactical variations in the matches against Malta and North Macedonia on Monday evening.
There may be an opportunity for Trent Alexander-Arnold to resume his new central midfield role in England over the next five days, while Southgate will also look to develop the inverted wing-back system he used in last month’s friendly against Australia.
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