Harry Maguire pictured training with England ahead of Euro 2020 kick off

Although he didn’t take part in pre-tournament friendlies with Austria and Romania, Harry joined the rest of the Three Lions’ squad – including fellow Reds Dean Henderson, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford – during an open session at St George’s Park on Thursday morning.

It still seems unlikely that Maguire will be ready for England’s tournament opener with Croatia on Sunday, despite positive recent comments from Southgate on the defender’s progress.

“With any injury, it’s impossible to predict 100 per cent,” Southgate said in a press conference. “Our medical team are pleased with his progress, particularly over the last couple of days. So we know there is always that risk, but all of the guidance is that he should be available and it’s a case of when he can slot back into training with the group and how quickly we can progress him.

“But of course there is always that risk with any injury that you only have to have one minor setback – and two or three days here or there really, really affects those timelines. I’m very realistic about that and we’ve picked a squad on the basis that, if we didn’t have him, we’ve got players to come in. If he is able to be fit and available then that’s a bonus for us.”


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