Marcus Rashford once again missing from England training
Manchester United forward was not risked in Thursday’s session.
Marcus Rashford was again absent from England training as the World Cup opener against Tunisia edged closer.
The 20-year-old bolstered his chances of starting Monday’s Group G clash with a man-of-the-match display in the 2-0 friendly send-off win against Costa Rica last Thursday.
However, Rashford’s hopes of featuring against Tunisia appear to be diminishing after missing a second day of training in Russia with a knee complaint.
The Football Association indicates it is a precautionary measure and manager Gareth Southgate called it a “slight knock” upon England’s arrival.
Thanks for the messages I've been getting. Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about 👊🏾 #ThreeLions— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 13, 2018
Rashford also attempted to allay concerns about his fitness on Twitter on Wednesday evening.
“Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting,” he posted.
“Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about #ThreeLions”
The player will conduct separate preparatory work at the team hotel.
England will observe a minute’s silence before training to mark the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Gareth Southgate and his 23-man squad will continue their preparations for the World Cup with a morning session at Spartak Zelenogorsk, but not before showing their respect for those who lost their lives in last summer’s tragedy in London.