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Gareth Southgate Set To Make Two Big Changes For Scotland Match

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Gareth Southgate Set To Make Two Big Changes For Scotland Match

Gareth Southgate is plotting two big changes to his England team for their European Championship clash against Scotland.

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England will qualify for the last 16 with victory against Scotland, with Southgate set to ring the changes ahead of their Wembley Stadium showdown on Friday.

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According to the Telegraph, Southgate is considering changing his full-backs and starting with Luke Shaw and Reece James for their second Group D fixture.

Kyle Walker started at right-back while Trippier played out of position at left-back against Croatia for the 1-0 win.

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But it appears Southgate will draft in Shaw and James in place of Trippier and Walker to give more attacking threat in wide areas.

As for the centre-back pairing, John Stones is expected to partner Tyrone Mings who both started in England's opener.

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That's despite Harry Maguire claiming to be fit following his ankle injury.

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"I feel good, I've been training now," the Manchester United captain said.

"Obviously the injury was a setback club football wise. Internationally I wanted to come into this with a lot of games under my belt with full fitness, but I feel good. I'm back available, been training and I'm looking forward to it."

Asked if he was desperate to start against Scotland, he replied: "Yeah definitely. Obviously, it's a big game.

"I've done a few sessions now and feel like my fitness is there, so, like I say, I'm available for the game."

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England return to action against Scotland before closing their group stage phase against Czech Republic next Tuesday.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Euro 2020, England, Luke Shaw, Gareth Southgate, Scotland

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