Rose with­drawal al­lows Kelly to train with squad

Western Daily Press - - Football - SI­MON PEACH Foot­ball writer

DANNY Rose has joined Alex McCarthy in pulling out of the Eng­land squad in­jured – mean­ing Ben Chilwell is in line to make his first se­nior start in tonight’s Na­tions League clash with Croa­tia.

Three months af­ter fac­ing one an­other in the World Cup semi­fi­nals, the Three Lions travel to Rijeka be­fore head­ing onto a tougher as­sign­ment in Spain on Mon­day.

Eng­land boss Gareth South­gate will be with­out Tot­ten­ham left-back Rose and Southamp­ton goal­keeper McCarthy for both games af­ter they pulled out of the squad due to the “mi­nor in­juries” they ar­rived with.

While Eng­land still have three oth­ers goal­keep­ers to choose from, it leaves Le­ices­ter’s Chilwell as the only left-back in the squad trav­el­ling to Croa­tia.

The 21-year-old earned his first chance last month and came off the bench against Switzer­land af­ter be­ing called up as a re­place­ment for Manch­ester United’s Luke Shaw – the same player he re­placed in the squad on Sun­day.

Danny Wel­beck, an­other who had sat out train­ing ear­lier in the week as a pre­cau­tion, was also miss­ing again as Eng­land trained at St Ge­orge’s Park yes­ter­day, but the Ar­se­nal man was set to travel to Croa­tia.

Tonight’s match will be played be­hind closed doors at Sta­dion HNK Rijeka as Croa­tia com­plete a sta­dium ban im­posed by UEFA for hav­ing a swastika on the pitch in a Euro 2016 qual­i­fier against Italy.

Mean­while, young Bris­tol City left- back Lloyd Kelly was given the op­por­tu­nity to train with Eng­land’s se­nior squad, fol­low­ing the with­drawals of Rose and Shaw.

Kelly’s pro­file will have shot up as a re­sult of the train­ing ses­sion, while se­nior play­ers such as Harry Kane, Mar­cus Rash­ford, Jadon San­cho and John Stones will have seen the City star up close and play­ing among the coun­try’s best play­ers.

No doubt the ex­pe­ri­ence will have been a great event for the Bris­to­lian, who is ex­pected to play for Eng­land Un­der-20s against Italy tonight.

Cather­ine Ivill/Getty Im­ages

Eng­land’s play­ers train at St Ge­orge’s Park yes­ter­day

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