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Southgate – Kane & Rashford “on track” to be at Euro 2020

Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, England
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England manager Gareth Southgate has given a positive update on the availability of Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford for England at Euro 2020.

Both Kane and Rashford have been out for some time following surgeries on their respective injuries. Both the player’s clubs have been cautious in the anticipation of their return to action.

Kane has been making steady progress on his fitness if nothing else after surgery on a hamstring injury. However, his return to action before the end of the season is still debatable.

Rashford had back surgery, and United will be extra cautious. After trying to push the player through an injury until the end of the season only made things worse.

Southgate is confident and hopeful that his best strikers will be available.

Speaking to Talk Sport, he insists that the information he has suggests things are looking good.

He said: 

“We’ve had really good updates right the way through and Harry and Marcus are exactly where we were expecting them to be.”

“We can’t guarantee that rehab will develop as it’s stepped up and as it becomes more intense.”

“But they are both on track from the information we were given at the very start.”

The England boss has faith in the rest of his squad.

But admits his best two strikers are the Tottenham and United forwards and he would prefer to have them in the squad than not.

He added:

“You have to be ready for whatever eventuality.”

“We’ve got really good competition for places but, clearly, we would want to be going to the Euro’s with our best players.”

“There is no doubt Kane and Rashford would be in that category.”

The pair have 100 days to prove their fitness.