Saints trio take part in England training

Roy Hodgson chats to Luke Shaw during England training

Adam Lallana, far left, during training with England this morning

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Saints trio Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw took part in training this morning, as England stepped up their World Cup preparations.

Roy Hodgson's squad were put through their paces at their camp in Vale do Lobo, Portugal.

It is just three weeks until they kick-off in Group D against Italy in the tricky conditions of Manaus, deep in the heart of the Amazon.

England are spending time in the Algarve and Miami in preparation for the expected hot and humid conditions, although their training camp in Portugal has not exactly gone to plan so far weather-wise.

The squad arrived on Monday and, after torrential rain on Tuesday, were greeted by blustery conditions for their first and only open training session on Wednesday.

More than 100 journalists and cameramen were in attendance for the session, in which all 23 players chosen for the World Cup were in action.

Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere have been slight concerns ahead of the World Cup after they ended the season with groin and foot injuries respectively, although both took a full part in training this morning.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is the major concern in Roy Hodgson's squad and was restricted to a non-contact session.

Having warmed up with England's other defensive players, he went off to do a light session with physio Steve Kemp, as he continues his return from a shoulder injury.

Jones was joined in non-contact training by standby John Stones.

The Everton defender was brought to Portugal in case Jones was unable to recover from injury, but the back-up player tweaked his knee in training on Tuesday.

Stones' injury is not considered to be serious and Jon Flanagan, the other standby player in Portugal, took a full part in training in which the players used the official World Cup ball.

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1:22pm Wed 21 May 14

StElsass says...

Another invented story by the DE!
How can Shaw be training with England in Portugal when we all know he is looking at houses in Cheshire? And why would Lallana interrupt the daily meetings and phone calls he is having with Brendan Rodgers for such trivial matters?
Come on people, get it right!
Another invented story by the DE! How can Shaw be training with England in Portugal when we all know he is looking at houses in Cheshire? And why would Lallana interrupt the daily meetings and phone calls he is having with Brendan Rodgers for such trivial matters? Come on people, get it right! StElsass
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1:54pm Wed 21 May 14

PTID1898 says...

so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown
so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown PTID1898
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2:05pm Wed 21 May 14

Harrysdog says...

PTID1898 wrote:
so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown
And yet here you are....
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown[/p][/quote]And yet here you are.... Harrysdog
  • Score: 9

2:44pm Wed 21 May 14

andoru says...

PTID1898 wrote:
so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown
Don't worry. It's not the kind of tracking everyone in Pompey is used to, with those ankle bracelets you're all made to wear when you get out on probation.
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown[/p][/quote]Don't worry. It's not the kind of tracking everyone in Pompey is used to, with those ankle bracelets you're all made to wear when you get out on probation. andoru
  • Score: 8

10:40am Thu 22 May 14

southamptonadi says...

PTID1898 wrote:
so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown
Go read your paper then. Then you won't have to read about the three England players we've sent to the World Cup.
[quote][p][bold]PTID1898[/bold] wrote: so it's going to be a summer of tracking the scummers of every minute of every day next they will be reporting what time they ate dinner and the took a visit to the toilet how sad and boring life must be in scumtown[/p][/quote]Go read your paper then. Then you won't have to read about the three England players we've sent to the World Cup. southamptonadi
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