England borrow young defenders for training at SGP

Tuesday 07 Oct 2014
Ben Foster dives in training ahead of England's meeting with San Marino

The England squad were back out on the elite pitch at St. George's Park on Tuesday as they continued their preparations for the European Qualifier against San Marino.

Roy Hodgson had 20 of his 21-man squad in full training, while Fabian Delph took part in a recovery session after he picked up a knock in Aston Villa's Premier League defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.

England v San Marino

European Qualifiers Group E
7.45pm, Thursday 9 October 2014
Wembley Stadium connected by EE

With the three of England's Young Lions teams also in residence at the national football centre, Roy Hodgson was also able to call upon two of Gareth Southgate's Under-21s side to take part his session.

Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles and Everton's Luke Garbutt, who are preparing for the Under-21s European play-off with Croatia at Wolves on Friday, came in to join the seniors as they trained in front of the press and watching guests.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson hit a stunning strike during the attacking practice, which you can watch in the FATV player below. 

Jordan Henderson's stunner in training

England are looking to build on last month's 2-0 victory over Switzerland this week as they face San Marino at Wembley on Thursday before travelling to Tallinn to meet Estonia on Sunday.

Tickets for the game against San Marino are still available. You can buy online via www.TheFA.com/tickets

The England Squad

Name Club Age Caps Goals
Fraser Forster Southampton 26 2 0
Ben Foster West Bromwich Albion 31 8 0
Joe Hart Manchester City 27 45 0
Name Club Age Caps Goals
Leighton Baines Everton 29 28 1
Gary Cahill Chelsea 28 29 3
Calum Chambers Arsenal 19 1 0
Nathaniel Clyne Southampton 23 0 0
Kieran Gibbs Arsenal 25 3 0
Phil Jagielka Everton 32 30 2
Name Club Age Caps Goals
Fabian Delph Aston Villa 24 2 0
Jordan Henderson Liverpool 24 15 0
Adam Lallana Liverpool 26 9 0
James Milner Manchester City 28 50 1
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal 21 16 3
Jonjo Shelvey Swansea City 22 1 0
Raheem Sterling Liverpool 19 9 0
Andros Townsend Tottenham Hotspur 23 5 1
Jack Wilshere Arsenal 22 22 0
Name Club Age Caps Goals
Rickie Lambert Liverpool 32 9 3
Wayne Rooney Manchester United 28 97 41
Daniel Welbeck Arsenal 23 28 10
By Jamie Bradbury FA Editor At St. George's Park