South­gate to check on Kane fit­ness

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Eng­land’s in­terim man­ager Gareth South­gate will check on the fit­ness of Harry Kane be­fore de­cid­ing if the striker can start Fri­day’s World Cup qual­i­fier against Scot­land, he said yes­ter­day. Kane, 23, made a goalscor­ing re­turn from a seven-week lay-off with an­kle lig­a­ment dam­age in Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Arse­nal on Sun­day. “I think the first thing we have to do with Harry is check how he is af­ter yes­ter­day,” South­gate told re­porters at Eng­land’s St Ge­orge’s Park base in Bur­ton-on-Trent. “I think Spurs, maybe with Dele (Alli) miss­ing as well, took a de­ci­sion for what was a very big game for them. “Of course we have a big game our­selves and will have to see what level he’s at when he re­ports. “But it was great to see him back and scor­ing and with a smile on his face at the end of the game.” Midfielder Alli will miss Eng­land’s game against Scot­land at Wem­b­ley, and next week’s friendly with Spain, af­ter twist­ing his knee in train­ing. His ab­sence opened the door for South­gate to re­call Jack Wil­shere, who has re­turned to form and fit­ness since join­ing Bournemouth on loan from Arse­nal.

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