Gareth Southgate fires warning to his England stars

Gareth Southgate, England Manager

England manager Gareth Southgate has warned his players to be prepared for a Scottish aerial bombardment at Wembley.

The Three Lions boss has told his team to be ready for a direct approach from Steve Clarke’s men on Friday, where victory would book England’s passage into the Euros knockout stages.

Scotland repeatedly went long during their 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic on Monday.

Indeed, Czech boss Jaroslav Silhavy said: ‘Scotland played in a simple way, long balls and tackles, and it was painful for us. They kicked long balls at us and we needed a good defensive line.’

And the tactic has not got unnoticed by Southgate and his coaching staff.

Meanwhile, Jack Grealish did not train with the rest of England’s squad on Tuesday but there is hope he will be involved on Wednesday.

It is understood John Stones also didn’t train fully.