Gareth Southgate confirms 27-man England training squad with two players axed from Euro 2024 squad

Maddison and Jones have both departed from the camp, as confirmed by England on Thursday morning. The team will now train with 27 players in preparation for the Iceland game. It is expected that four of these players will be included in Southgate’s final 26-man squad.

The current training location for England is at Tottenham’s base in Enfield, with the training scheduled to commence on Friday. Reflecting on the recent developments, Southgate expressed satisfaction with the team’s progress and emphasized the importance of good performances over the last few matches. He also highlighted the individual aspects that he was pleased with.

Regarding the selection of the final squad, Southgate mentioned the need to balance the requirements for each position on the pitch. He acknowledged that the process of finalizing the squad would be subjective, taking into account various factors such as player minutes. Lastly, the text includes an invitation to join the Mirror Football community on WhatsApp, offering daily content and special offers.

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