Stur­ridge back in the swing

Warwickshire Telegraph - - SPORT -

DANIEL Stur­ridge made a timely re­turn to Eng­land train­ing as Roy Hodgson pre­pares to end two play­ers’ Euro 2016 dreams.

Fabian Delph has al­ready dropped out due to a groin com­plaint and Hodgson must fi­nalise his 23-man squad for France to­day. Ques­tions over the Stur­ridge’s place were com­pounded by 18-year-old Mar­cus Rash­ford’s scor­ing de­but, but he trained yes­ter­day and Hodgson said: “I don’t think per­son­ally that it is go­ing to be such a ma­jor prob­lem

“This is an in­jury he picked up dur­ing the Europa League fi­nal. He has ac­tu­ally been fit and play­ing for Liver­pool for quite a long pe­riod of time – more so than say a guy like Jor­dan Hen­der­son.

“This is just one of those things that is un­for­tu­nate, to pick up this in­jury at a time when he’d have loved to be train­ing. But I can’t al­low that to af­fect my judge­ment or my thoughts go­ing for­wards.”

Danny Drinkwa­ter and An­dros Townsend are oth­ers look­ing pre­car­i­ous, while re­ports sug­gest the coach­ing staff have con­cerns about Ross Barkley’s match fit­ness.

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