Gareth Southgate receives major injury boost before England’s Euro 2024 opening match – Mirror Online

John Stones has provided a significant boost to England’s fitness and is demonstrating his “elite mentality” ahead of the Euros. His teammate, Anthony Gordon, is confident that Stones will play against Serbia and believes that his quality will be crucial for their chances. Gordon also expressed his relief at Stones’ fitness, stating that he had faith in him due to his strong mentality. However, it appears that Luke Shaw may miss the Serbia game, as he did not participate in full contact training and wore a green colored bib to avoid tackles.

Gordon, however, remains optimistic about Shaw’s progress, noting that he is on the “right path” and has been performing well in training. In terms of social media use during the Euros, England players will not be instructed to shut down their accounts. This decision is based on the belief that the players are experienced enough to make their own choices. This comes in light of previous instances of abusive tweets directed at England players during major tournaments, with a notable spike in abuse during the group stages of the last World Cup.

Some players, like Declan Rice, have opted to delete Twitter to minimize distractions and focus on the tournament. Furthermore, Gordon expressed his desire for a key staff member to remain with the team, praising the transition of the set-up from youth to senior level. He emphasized the contribution and dedication of the staff and highlighted the transformative impact they have had on the England setup.

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