Pair pull out of England squad to face Croatia, Spain

Date published: Thursday 11th October 2018 10:08

Danny Rose and Alex McCarthy have pulled out of the England squad through injury, the Football Association has announced.

Gareth Southgate’s side travel a tough Nations League double-header this month, kicking off at Croatia on Friday before heading to Spain.

Rose and McCarthy missed the first training session as a precaution, but the Tottenham left-back and Southampton goalkeeper have now withdrawn from the squad

“Having arrived in camp with minor injuries, @Alex_Macca23 and Danny Rose have now returned to their clubs and won’t feature in this month’s game,” said the post on England’s Twitter account.

Danny Welbeck, another who had sat out training earlier in the week as a precaution, was also missing again as England trained at St George’s Park on Thursday morning.

But the Arsenal forward was set to travel with the squad to Croatia in the afternoon.

The other 22 members of Southgate’s group were involved.


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