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Harry Kane returns to training with England after recovering from a back issue

England captain Harry Kane is on his way back to full fitness ahead of Euro 2024 as Gareth Southgate finalises his plans for the continental showpiece.

The 30-year-old Bayern Munich striker was among 26 players who trained at Middlesbrough‘s Rockliffe Park headquarters on Sunday ahead of Monday night‘s friendly clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kane missed the final two games of his club‘s season with a back injury sustained in the Champions League semi-final second-leg defeat by Real Madrid.

Manchester United defenders Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, who have been struggling with muscle problems, and Newcastle‘s Anthony Gordon, who has an ankle issue, worked on individual training plans.

Kobbie Mainoo, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden will join up with the squad next week, while Champions League winner Jude Bellingham will follow ahead of Friday‘s friendly against Iceland.

The England striker has had a disappointing season so far, with club Bayern Munich failing to win the Bundesliga for the first time in 11 years after his much-publicised move from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

It is hard to blame Kane for the lack of silverware at Bayern, though, as he enjoyed a customarily fruitful campaign despite moving to a new club and country only just before the 2023/24 season began.

Elsewhere in the camp, Phil Foden is out to ‘prove everyone wrong‘ with dazzling displays in an England shirt.

“There‘s a lot of pressure on my shoulders,“ Foden said. “A lot of people are saying I need to show more for my country. I don‘t mind the pressure. I feel like I can definitely be a lot better for the national team.

“I‘m so determined now to put on the shirt and prove everyone wrong and try and continue my form.

“I think I‘ve just grown as a man. I‘ve become more mature on the pitch.

“The manager has spoken a few times about how I was so energetic, wanting to prove to the world how good I was. The best advice he gave me this year is, ‘don‘t try and be Phil Foden every action‘. And I really took that advice. I mixed up my game.“

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