Delph is out of England's EURO 2016 squad, says Hodgson

Thursday 26 May 2016
Fabian Delph in training with England last week

Fabian Delph will not be part of England's final squad for UEFA EURO 2016, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

The midfielder will miss Friday's friendly with Australia in Sunderland after suffering a groin injury.

England v Australia

International friendly
7.45pm, Friday 27 May
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Live on ITV


Speaking to the media from the team's base in Gateshead, Hodgson revealed: "We don't have Fabian Delph with us – he's strained a muscle in his groin area.

"I've spoken to him and he's stayed in Manchester, and I've made it clear to him that this means he probably won't be with us in the final 23 – unless, of course, we have injuries.

"I've actually put him on the standby list, which he understands and accepts. I don't think it's going to be a really long-term injury for him so, if I needed him and I wanted him to come with us, it would be easy for me to ask him to do so.

"With the situation we have with the other 25 players, it might be unlikely."

By Jim Lucas in Gateshead