Southgate ready to make two major changes against Scotland

Southgate ready to make two major changes against Scotland

Gareth Southgate is preparing for England’s two major changes for their European Championship game against Scotland.

The Three Lions started their Euro 2020 campaign with a decisive victory over Croatia last weekend.

England will advance to the Round of 16 with a win over Scotland, with Southgate ready to wag tail ahead of their clash at Wembley Stadium on Friday.

According to the Telegraph, Southgate plans to turn his full back and start with Luke Shaw and Reece James for their second Group D game.

Kyle Walker started from right-back, while Trippier played out from left-back position for a 1–0 win against Croatia.

But it looks like Southgate will recruit Shaw and James instead of Trippier and Walker to threaten more attacks on larger areas.

As far as the centre-back pairing is concerned, John Stones is expected to team up with Tyrone Mings, who started off as an England opener.

This is despite Harry Maguire claiming to be in good shape after an ankle injury.

“I feel good, I am training now,” said the Manchester United captain.

“Obviously the injury was a blow from the point of view of club football. Internationally, I’ve wanted to participate in great shape with a lot of sports under my belt, but I feel good. I’m back, I’ve trained and can’t wait. “

Asked if he is looking forward to making his debut against Scotland, he replied: “Yes, definitely. Obviously, this is a big game.

“I’ve had a few sessions now and I feel like I’m in good physical condition, so like I said I’m available for the game. “

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England return to action against Scotland next Tuesday before calling off their group stage against the Czech Republic.

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