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England star Mason Mount doubtful for Poland clash due to injury


Mason Mount missed England training on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is a doubt for England’s World Cup qualifying clash with Poland after missing training with a minor injury.

Mount has established himself as a key player in Gareth Southgate’s squad, starting England’s last seven matches including the side’s recent Group I wins over San Marino and Albania.

The 22-year-old – who looks a shoo-in for selection ahead of this summer’s European Championships – capped off an eye-catching display with the second goal in a comfortable 2-0 victory in Tirana and would have been hopeful of continuing his run in the team tomorrow night.

But according to The Evening Standard, Mount was absent from the main training group at Pennyhill Park on Tuesday and is ‘doubtful’ for the Wembley spectacle.

The Chelsea midfielder scored England’s second against Albania (Picture: Getty)

Mount instead worked on his fitness indoors with the Three Lions’ medical and performance team. The report suggests Mount’s injury is not serious, though, which will come as a relief to both England and Chelsea.

Southgate is expected to provide an update on the severity of Mount’s issue at his press conference later this evening.

Mount has become a key player for both club and country (Picture: Getty)

Southgate took aim at Mount’s doubters after his ‘excellent’ display in Albania at the weekend and said the Chelsea star was ‘absolutely’ in his plans to start versus Poland.

‘I was saying in the autumn that he is a very good player. I suppose now Thomas Tuchel picks him, everybody will agree,’ the England head coach said at his post-match press conference.

‘When it was Frank Lampard, it didn’t count for some reason.

‘He’s an exceptional player. He finds space intelligently, he manipulates the ball very well, creates chances, scores goals.

‘I thought his performance was excellent tonight.’

Mount said he was full of confidence after seven consecutive starts for his country, with the delayed Euro 2020 kicking off in under three months’ time.

‘My mentality is always that I just keep working hard to get into the team and stay in the team and just try to get as many games as I can. That is always my focus,’ he said.

‘Obviously very fortunate to start the last seven games and I’m in a good place at the moment and scored tonight.

‘I am confident. I’ve just got to keep that going. Now the focus is on the next game. It is a massive game against Poland.’





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