Gallery: England U21s squad's first training session

Monday 31 Aug 2015
James Wilson and Jordon Ibe during Monday's training session at SGP

The England Under-21s enjoyed their first training session ahead of the new Euro Qualifying campaign at a drizzly St. George's Park on Monday afternoon.

Gareth Southgate's squad met up in Burton on Sunday evening to begin preparations for their first match of the new campaign, Thursday's friendly with USA's U23s at Preston North End's Deepdale.

England U21s v USA U23s

International Match
7.45pm, Thursday 3 September 2015
Deepdale, Preston North End FC
Live on BT Sport
Call 0844 856 1966 for tickets

And the new squad-mates soon had chance to work together on the pitch, under the watchful eye of head coach Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland.

Southampton pair James Ward-Prowse and Matt Targett, along with Norwich City's Nathan Redmond, missed the outdoor training in order to undergo a separate recovery session following their involvement in Sunday's Premier League game between the clubs at St. Mary's.

Aside from that, the squad lost Chuba Akpom, Brendan Galloway and Christian Walton to injury before the meet-up and Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is due to arrive later after travelling back from Italy, where he's set to sign a loan deal with Serie A outfit Napoli.

You can see images of Monday's training session in the gallery section above.

Tickets for the game at Deepdale are priced at just £10 for adults and £5 for children, with a family ticket (two adults and two children) costing £20 and group bookings of 15+ working out at £5 for adults and £1 for children.

Season ticket holders at Deepdale can also claim half price tickets and concessions for U18s, over 65s and students (on production of valid ID) are £5. Call 0844 856 1966 for details or e-mail:

By Nicholas Veevers at St. George's Park