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Sancho could sit out Hungary clash

2021-09-02 07:17:00 1534 Versions

Gareth Southgate has suggested that Manchester United forward Jadon Sancho could miss England's World Cup qualifier against Hungary due to injury.

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The Three Lions have made the perfect start to their qualifying campaign, winning all three of their outings, and Southgate is looking to extend that record in at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.

Hungary have avoided defeat in their first three matches, picking up seven points after victories over Andorra and San Marino and a draw at home to Poland.

Southgate wary of Hungary threat

Despite reaching the final of Euro 2020 over the summer, Southgate isn't taking anything for granted and admits away games in Hungary and Poland during the current international break will be testing.

Southgate said: "The team have gained confidence from our progress over the last few years. In these qualifiers, you've got to be at your very best. The two away games this week are going to be hugely challenging."

The England boss isn't short of options across the field, especially in attack, but he could be without Sancho for Thursday's encounter.

Southgate confirmed that Sancho sustained a minor injury in at St George's Park on Wednesday and will need to be assessed.

He added: "We've got a small knock with Jadon this morning. So we are going to assess him. Everybody else, I think, is fine for the game."

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