Slovenia preparation gets under way at St. George's Park

Tuesday 11 Nov 2014
16 players were in action at St. George's Park on Tuesday morning

England trained at St. George’s Park on Tuesday morning – their first session of the week ahead of the games against Slovenia and Scotland.

After three wins from three so far in their European Qualifying campaign, Roy Hodgson’s men will be looking for another victory when they face Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

England v Slovenia

European Qualifier
5pm, Saturday 15 November
Wembley Stadium connected by EE

They then wrap up their fixture calendar for 2014 with an interesting encounter with Scotland in Glasgow on Tuesday 18 November.

Hodgson named a 26-man squad for the two games, and they all reported to the national football centre on Monday.

Sixteen members of the squad were in action on Tuesday morning, and they were joined by Under-21 players Jamaal Lascelles and Jack Robinson.

Five players who played for their clubs on Sunday – Danny Welbeck, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs, Ross Barkley and Saido Berahino – took part in a warm-up outside before heading into the gym.

Meanwhile Gary Cahill, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andros Townsend picked up knocks at the weekend so did not train.

After training the men’s senior, Under-21s, U20s, U19s and Blind squads led a two-minute silence


Following the session at 11am, the players and coaching staff were joined on the pitch by the Under-21s, U20s, U19s and Blind squads to observe a two-minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day.

The England Squad 

Goalkeepers Fraser Forster (Southampton), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City) 

Defenders Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United) 

Midfielders Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Stewart Downing (West Ham United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) 

Forwards Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Rickie Lambert (Liverpool), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

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By Jamie Bradbury FA Editor St. George's Park