Rashford misses training

Published on: 21 March 2019

Marcus Rashford may miss Friday's Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Czech Republic after being forced to sit out training on Thursday.

The Manchester United striker is struggling with an ankle injury.

England's official Twitter account posted: "21 players are taking part in today's session, with Marcus Rashford working separately to the main group."

England boss Gareth Southgate has seen five players withdraw from his squad for the Group A double-header against the Czechs and Montenegro.

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out because of a back complaint on Wednesday after Fabian Delph, John Stones, Luke Shaw and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out earlier in the week.

Because of the withdrawals, Southgate has already added Callum Hudson-Odoi and James Ward-Prowse to his squad.

Meanwhile, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is thrilled to be back in the England set-up after injury ruled out him out of World Cup 2018.

He said: "You have certainly got to appreciate it. I've found that myself coming back after being out for so long. To get back in the [Burnley] team and be back here, it's sort of a nice end to a difficult journey, really.

"It was tough. You get injured. It was a longer-term injury, I probably didn't know the details of it at the time and didn't realise the scale of it, to be honest.

"The first part of it is OK, you get your rehabilitation in. Towards the end when your mind thinks that you're ready but physically you're not quite there, that can be a touch frustrating. It's difficult but you put the work in, the graft, the opportunity comes and thankfully I'm back here today."

England, 7/1 to win Euro 2020, are 8/1 to beat Czech Republic from behind on Friday while Southgate's team are available at 4/7 to keep a clean sheet in the match.

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Marcus Rashford may miss Friday's Euro 2020 qualifier between England and Czech Republic after being forced to sit out training on Thursday.

The Manchester United striker is struggling with an ankle injury.

England's official Twitter account posted: "21 players are taking part in today's session, with Marcus Rashford working separately to the main group."

England boss Gareth Southgate has seen five players withdraw from his squad for the Group A double-header against the Czechs and Montenegro.

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out because of a back complaint on Wednesday after Fabian Delph, John Stones, Luke Shaw and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were ruled out earlier in the week.

Because of the withdrawals, Southgate has already added Callum Hudson-Odoi and James Ward-Prowse to his squad.

Meanwhile, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is thrilled to be back in the England set-up after injury ruled out him out of World Cup 2018.

He said: "You have certainly got to appreciate it. I've found that myself coming back after being out for so long. To get back in the [Burnley] team and be back here, it's sort of a nice end to a difficult journey, really.

"It was tough. You get injured. It was a longer-term injury, I probably didn't know the details of it at the time and didn't realise the scale of it, to be honest.

"The first part of it is OK, you get your rehabilitation in. Towards the end when your mind thinks that you're ready but physically you're not quite there, that can be a touch frustrating. It's difficult but you put the work in, the graft, the opportunity comes and thankfully I'm back here today."

England, 7/1 to win Euro 2020, are 8/1 to beat Czech Republic from behind on Friday while Southgate's team are available at 4/7 to keep a clean sheet in the match.

Source: bet365.com

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