England boss gives update on Mason Mount’s injury fears

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There had been fears about the fitness of Chelsea star Mason Mount, as the 22-year-old midfielder was absent from the rest of the group for England’s initial warm-up at Pennyhill Park on Tuesday and did gym work instead with the medical and performance team.

Mount had been involved in so many games since last season, and the young midfielder has barely had injury worries.

England boss Gareth Southgate has now calmed down fears of injury as he revealed that Mount took part in the latter part of England’s training session and could be in line to feature against Poland on Wednesday, which will mark his eighth straight start for the Three Lions.

“He didn’t warm up with the rest of the team but he did the rest of the session after,” Southgate told reporters when asked about Mount’s fitness.

“He should be fine.”

He added: “They’re all available as far as we’re concerned. I think we’ve managed the team not only through the matches but through the training sessions.

“We’ve been very cautious with the load that the players have had. We’ve got to balance that freshness tomorrow but we were very happy with the performance the other day, of course.

“I think around Europe most countries are taking similar slants on the games so we’ve got to look at the best team to win this game and we are well prepared for it.”

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