England manager Gareth Southgate says Mason Mount should be fit to face Poland in their World Cup qualifier after the Chelsea midfielder’s absence from a training session caused an eve-of-match scare.
There were doubts surrounding Mount’s readiness after he missed part of training on Tuesday but Southgate said the 22-year-old should be “fine” for Wednesday’s Group I tie.
“No, he didn’t warm up with the team but he did the rest of the session with the team,” said Southgate.
“He should be fine. They are all available as far as we are concerned.”
Speculation over the future of England captain Harry Kane has been present throughout this international camp with the Tottenham striker yet to win any silverware with his club side.
But Southgate does not expect that to distract Kane, with the European Championship coming up this summer.
“I’ve got no worries about Harry Kane,” said Southgate. “He’s a fantastic professional. He is always focused on the next match, he’s someone who can absolutely put anything to one side.”
Southgate is wary of the threat posed by Poland, even though they will be without all-time leading goalscorer and captain Robert Lewandowski due to a knee injury.
“I think Poland have got some excellent players and we would be naive to think they would be less of a threat,” said Southgate.
“If we take our foot off the gas for one minute we will be hurt.”