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England vs Romania: Southgate gives injury update on Henderson, Maguire


England manager, Gareth Southgate, has provided the latest injury update on Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire ahead of their international friendly tie with Romania on Sunday evening at Riverside Stadium.

Southgate said he expects Henderson to feature in England’s final warm-up friendly against Romania, while Maguire will be available for the Three Lions during Euro 2020.

Henderson and Maguire have been two major injury concerns for England, with neither featuring for their clubs at the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.

“The plan, as it was on Wednesday, is that he [Henderson] will be involved in the [Romania] game,” Southgate said at his pre-match press conference.

“The last two or three days’ training have been a lot more positive for him.

“I think the confidence of having a scan that showed no issues has helped him to push forward with his rehabilitation and with his training.

“He’s been visibly happier within himself, I think, and that is a positive sign.”

On Maguire, Southgate added, “All of the guides should be available [during the tournament] and then it’s a case of when he can slot back in training with the group and how quickly we can progress him.

“There’s always that risk with any injury that you only need one minor setback and two or three days really affect those timelines, so I’m very realistic about that.

“We’ve picked a squad on the basis that if we didn’t have him we’ve got players who can come in and if he is available, then that’s a bonus for us.”

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