Euro 2020: Maguire to return as sub against Czech




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Harry Maguire is targeting a return, most likely as a substitute, in final group game between England and the Czech Republic in 11 days’ time.

Manchester United skipper is almost certain to miss England’s Sunday’s Euro 2020 clash against Croatia despite the defender’s return to full training.

He is resigned to missing opening game and next Friday’s clash against Scotland.

Maguire has been out of action since suffering an ankle ligament injury at Aston Villa May 9, which forced him to miss United’s final five matches of season, including the Europa League final penalty shoot-out defeat to Villarreal.

Despite his fitness issues, Harry was selected in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man final squad for tournament, which was confirmed last week.


Meanwhile, England players have been left in dark about how Southgate plans to set up his team against Croatia.

Gareth Southgate is understood to have switched between playing three at back and a conventional four-man defense at St George’s Park over the past 48 hours.

Full back Luke Shaw has been looked at in a three-man central defense.

But with just two training sessions before clash against Croatia, Southgate’s plans are likely to become much clearer Saturday

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