Roy Hodgson to meet England squad at St. George's Park

Friday 05 Feb 2016
England manager Roy Hodgson speaks to his squad in training

Roy Hodgson will meet with members of his England squad at St. George’s Park next week as preparation for Euro 2016 steps up. 

A group of players who have featured for the Three Lions over the last 12 months will report to The FA’s national football centre on Thursday 11 February. 

And the get-together will give Hodgson the chance to fully debrief last November’s fixtures against Spain and France, look ahead to March’s match-ups with Germany and the Netherlands and discuss plans for Euro 2016. 

England manager Roy Hodgson during training in November 2015

Hodgson wanted to meet his squad in similar circumstances last year

The meeting is a result of ongoing dialogue with the Premier League and the England manager is pleased that clubs have agreed to release their players outside of an international window.

Speaking at St. George’s Park during an all-staff conference to unveil The FA’s vision for the next four years, Hodgson revealed: "We’ve got a very important meeting at St. George’s Park on 11 February, for which a lot of work has been done.

"We tried to get a similar meeting together last year but we weren’t able to arrange that outside the FIFA dates. 

"This time we’ve been able to make that happen as a result of [FA CEO] Martin Glenn’s conversations with the Premier League. I’d like to thank the clubs and managers for allowing us to hold this meeting. 

"It’s very good that I will get to see the players between the matches we played in November and the matches we’ll play in March as it’s an awful long time not to see the players. 

"It will be a great opportunity to speak to them with a lot of video back up about the principles that we’ve actually been working on over the last two years including what we’re trying to do on the ball, what we’re trying to do without the ball, what are the values that we regard as important and also to discuss our general plans around the Euros.

"We’re aware of the long interval between the November and March fixtures so this meeting gives us a great opportunity to speak with the players, give a thorough debrief from the last two games and share our thoughts on planning for the Euros."

England's last game in November saw them beat France at Wembley Stadium


By FA Staff