Solanke trains with England squad

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Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke trained with the England senior team on Tuesday after collecting the Youth Player of the Year award.

The 17-year-old made his first-team debut for the Blues in October’s Champions League match against Maribor and was given the award for helping the Under-17s to last year’s European Championship.

Solanke, now part of the Under-18s set-up, was presented with the trophy as Wayne Rooney collected the Vauxhall England Player of the Year award ahead of a training session the forward joined in with.

It is not the first time a young player has been brought in to help swell the numbers, which were lessened on Tuesday by the absence of James Milner, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines.

The trio worked in the gym instead of taking part in the session watched by the Under-17 and 18 squads.

Uncapped Tottenham duo Ryan Mason and Harry Kane trained with Roy Hodgson’s side at St George’s Park, although Fabian Delph was absent having not reported for duty yet through illness.

Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Fraser Forster and Luke Shaw have all pulled out of Hodgson’s initial 24-man squad through injury.

Mason, Robert Green, Jack Butland and Danny Rose have been brought in as replacements.

Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by The News Editor

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