England squad arrive for their first meet-up of 2019 at St. George's Park on Monday

Monday 18 Mar 2019
England new boys Callum Hudson-Odoi, Declan Rice and James Ward-Prowse meet at SGP

England's players reported to St. George's Park on Monday afternoon as they prepare to launch their Euro qualifying campaign against Czech Republic and Montenegro.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate named his squad for the first games of 2019 last week and was waiting at SGP to welcome both new and old faces as the players arrived for duty.

The squad will be based at the national football centre for training in the build-up to Friday's sold-out match with the Czechs at Wembley Stadium, before the group then head to Podgorica to face Montenegro.

And Southgate took the chance to catch up with the likes of Tom Heaton and James Ward-Prowse, who both return to the squad, as well as the in-form Raheem Sterling. 

Once the group had all arrived and settled in, it was straight to the football centre for training, with some players on the pitch and some in the gym.

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See some of our exclusive photos from SGP below.

Southgate chats to Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton after his return to SGP
James Ward-Prowse received a call-up on Monday morning after missing out on the initial squad last week
Heaton and Ward-Prowse greet each other following their arrival on Monday

The gaffer chats to Raheem Sterling following his arrival
Jadon Sancho gets a warm welcome from Sterling
Declan Rice evades a challenge from Eric Dier in his first training session
Sterling looks to tease his way past Dier and Ward-Prowse in training

By Nicholas Veevers