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Vardy out of England squad to face Scotland and France due to ‘minor’ injury

Date Posted,June 6, 2017

Jamie Vardy has pulled out of England’s squad for the World Cup qualifier in Scotland after suffering a thigh injury.

Leicester star Vardy felt the problem during training on Tuesday and has now been sent home as a precaution, with the hope that it is a minor issue.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate will not call up a replacement and the belief is that Tottenham’s Harry Kane will lead the line as a lone striker in Glasgow on Saturday. There’s also the possibility the visitors will field a back three rather than ther traditional four-man defence.

Vardy, 30, has been in good form for England, scoring twice in his last three games for his country.

The Leicester striker has six goals for his country (Photo: Laurence Griffiths)

Southgate still has Jermain Defoe and Marcus Rashford in the squad and it means that he is likely to use a more experimental line-up in the friendly against France in Paris on Tuesday.

Vardy has won 16 caps for his country following his 2015 debut, netting six times.

He plundered 13 goals in the Premier League for Leicester in their disappointing title defence last season.

Updated England squad

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) , Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

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