Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham miss England’s open training session to manage their workloads… as the Three Lions begin their final camp before Gareth Southgate names his squad for the World Cup
- England have started their final training camp ahead of the World Cup
- The Three Lions had an open training session at St George’s Park on Tuesday
- Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham did not take part in it
- The midfield trio sat the session out to manage their individual workloads
- The other 25 players trained prior to England’s upcoming Nations League games
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England midfielders Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham all skipped the team’s open training session on Tuesday as Gareth Southgate’s squad began their final training camp ahead of the World Cup.
The Three Lions are due to complete their Nations League campaign in the coming days as they face Italy in Milan on Friday before hosting Germany at Wembley next Monday.
This will be the last opportunity for a number of players to impress before Southgate names his squad for Qatar, but Henderson, Rice and Bellingham were not present for training as a precaution so that their workloads could be managed.
Jude Bellingham (L), Declan Rice (C) and Jordan Henderson (R) missed England’s open training session on Tuesday
Henderson only received a late call-up to the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury
Henderson only joined up with the squad on Tuesday morning after recovering from a hamstring injury earlier than expected.
The Liverpool captain has missed the Reds’ last three games with the issue, but has returned to fitness and was called up to replace Kalvin Phillips who has been sidelined with a shoulder problem that may require surgery.
Henderson, Rice and Bellingham were all pictured taking part in the warm-up, but sat out the main session later on.
Southgate has named a 28-man squad for this international break, and the remaining 25 players were put through their paces in the full session.
Gareth Southgate has named a large squad as he takes a final look at his players before the World Cup later this year
Ivan Toney has earned his first international call-up, and appeared in good spirits at training
Harry Maguire may feel he has a point to prove after a tricky start to the season at Man United
This included Brentford’s Ivan Toney who received his first England call-up last week, and will be hoping to catch the eye to book his ticket to the World Cup.
Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw also trained, and may feel they have a point to prove after falling out of favour at Old Trafford this season.
Neither man has started any of United’s last four league fixtures, with Erik ten Hag preferring Raphael Varane and Tyrell Malacia instead.
Meanwhile, Kyle Walker has missed Manchester City’s last two Champions League games through injury, and he was only fit enough to make the bench on Saturday against Wolves, but he was able to train with his England team-mates at St George’s Park.
Kyle Walker took part in training after his recent fitness issues at Manchester City