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BREAKING NEWS;’Back in training’: Newcastle United star reveals likely England squad call before Euro 2024 start



Manchester United’s left-back Luke Shaw has not played since February, but he still made England’s 26-man team.
Anthony Gordon has stated that Luke Shaw is “ahead of schedule” as he prepares to return from injury for Euro 2024.

The 28-year-old made just 12 Premier League appearances last season and hasn’t played since February 18. Shaw’s season was interrupted by a number of reoccurring muscle problems, but he remains Gareth Southgate’s sole natural left-back.

Many saw the decision as a risk given England’s apparent defensive weaknesses, with Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier set to start the first game. Southgate intimated that Shaw may return for England’s second game against Denmark, but Gordon told the media ahead of Sunday’s start that he could return sooner.

Luke Shaw is back in training and doing very well,” he remarked. “I performed some therapy with him, and he was far ahead of plan. He was doing well, which is fantastic.

“A few people have said it, but the (England) squad has never been so competitive, in terms of everyone being in form and coming here in a really strong spot. There is definitely competition for positions. Everyone will be at their peak (in training) to try to play.

Gordon also acknowledged that he hopes Southgate stays on as manager until Euro 2024. The 53-year-old’s contract expires later this year, and after four tournaments, there is widespread conjecture regarding his future.

“From a selfish point of view, I would want Gareth Southgate to stay,” Gordon stated. “I enjoy working with him and his staff. From my early experience with England to the way they have converted the entire setup from young to senior level, it has been just incredible.”

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