Three Lions' final session ahead of departure for Slovakia

Friday 02 Sep 2016
Wayne Rooney and the England squad train ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Slovakia

England trained at St. George's Park on Saturday morning in the final session ahead of their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier.

The Three Lions head to Slovakia later today, but were put through their paces at St. George's Park before departing.

Slovakia v England

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
European Qualifiers (Group F)
5pm (BST), Saturday 4 September
City Arena, Trnava (Slovakia)
Live on ITV


All but one member of Sam Allardyce's 23-man were involved in the session, with Luke Shaw sitting out as England's medical staff look to manage the workload of a player who missed the majority of last season with a broken leg.

The group was supplemented by Under-20s defender Tafari Moore, who Allardyce watched in action earlier in the week as the Young Lions drew with Brazil at the national football centre.

The Three Lions will arrive in Trnava on Saturday evening, heading to the City Arena before manager Allardyce and skipper Wayne Rooney face the media.

Expected England team to face Slovakia: Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, John Stones, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane

By Jim Lucas at St. George's Park