Keepers put through their paces at St. George's Park

Friday 02 Sep 2016
Joe Hart in training ahead of the trip to Slovakia

Alex McCarthy linked up with England's goalkeepers as the Three Lions got back to work ahead of Sunday's trip to Slovakia.

The squad were given a rest day on Thursday but were back out on the grass at St. George's Park with 48 hours until their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier.

Slovakia v England

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


Southampton goalkeeper McCarthy, who replaced club-mate Fraser Forster on Thursday afternoon, joined the squad for the first time since his solitary previous call-up, in 2013.

And FATV were in attendance to see how he and his fellow stoppers are shaping up as they were put through their paces by new goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson:


Watch as Joe Hart, Tom Heaton and Alex McCarthy are put to the test

The Three Lions will train at St. George's Park on Saturday morning before flying to Slovakia, where they will visit the City Arena before manager Sam Allardyce and captain Wayne Rooney hold their pre-match press conference.


By Jim Lucas at St. George's Park