Manchester United captain and England defender Harry Maguire will be returning to the England squad for Friday night’s Euro 2020 Group D fixture against neighbouring rivals Scotland.
Harry Maguire set to feature in England’s group stage tie against Scotland
Harry Maguire has not featured for either club or country since suffering a serious ankle ligament injury nearly six weeks ago in Manchester United’s 3-1 win away against Aston Villa in the Premier League.
However, his inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euro 2020 despite speculations over his fitness concerns proved his importance for the Three Lions, as he qualifies as an important squad member with England hoping to go all the way in the European tournament for the first time ever.
“Harry will be involved tomorrow. The decision we’ve got to make is whether he’s ready to start but we’re really pleased with his progress.” Gareth Southgate confirmed of Maguire’s inclusion in the England squad for the game against Scotland at Wembley.
“He’s trained with the team for four or five days now and had no reaction. Each session that he’s involved with he gets more confident and I think he’s on a really good path.” added Southgate.
A victory for England in this match would all but confirm their berth in the Round of 16s in this year’s Euros with a game to spare.
“I feel good. I’ve been training and I’m looking forward to it. Obviously, the injury was a setback club football-wise.” Maguire has told to the English media about his participation in the upcoming game.
“Internationally I wanted to come into this with a lot of games under my belt with full fitness. I’ve done a few sessions now and feel like my fitness is there, so I’m available for the game.” Maguire stated.
However, it has been speculated that Gareth Southgate would be starting against Scotland with the same centre back pair of Stones and Mings who had played against Croatia and would bring on Maguire later on, close reports suggest. Now it is to see whether Maguire gets the much awaited feature in this year’s Championships.