Gareth Southgate to check on Jesse Lingard's fitnessby Rohan Toure 19/03/2017 19:14:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Jesse Lingard has been allowed by his club to report for international duty
- England face Germany in an international friendly on Wednesday night
- The Manchester United winger suffered an ankle injury against Middlesbrough
- England medics will asses him before making a decision on his availability
By Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:30 EDT, 19 March 2017 | Updated: 19:14 EDT, 19 March 2017
Gareth Southgate will check on Jesse Lingard's fitness on Monday after he suffered an ankle injury at Middlesbrough.
Lingard, who scored a wonder goal before limping off in the second half, has been allowed by Manchester United to report for international duty at St George's Park ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Germany.
England medics will assess the 24-year-old before making a final decision on his availability.
Jesse Lingard came off in the 80th minute on Sunday after he suffered an ankle injury
Southgate breathed a huge sigh of relief on Sunday night with no key withdrawals from the 26-man squad he named last week.
Kyle Walker and Ross Barkley will also be assessed on Monday for minor knocks but both are expected to be available.
West Ham forward Michail Antonio, however, looks certain to miss out after sustaining a hamstring injury against Leicester.
Southgate is not expected to name a replacement given he announced a 26-man squad, rather than the usual 23.
Gareth Southgate's England side face Germany in an international friendly on Wednesday