Harry Maguire is closing in on a return to action after over six weeks on the sidelines. The Manchester United captain missed the final few games of the season for his club, including the Europa League final, but is now said to be ready to feature for England.
Maguire missed England’s first game of this summer’s European Championships with the ankle injury he suffered last month but was back in the squad for the drab 0-0 draw with Scotland.
The 28-year-old was an unused substitute in the game and he has now made his case to start their final group game against the Czech Republic.
“I’m feeling good,” Maguire told the Independent. “Obviously (with) the ankle injury, it’s getting stronger, I’m getting more confident.
“The more sessions I do, the more games I play, I’m sure I’ll get more confidence and that’s the thing with these type of injuries.
“I think it’s just about building the confidence. It’s all stable now and I’m available and I’m ready to go. Any Euro match is really important to go out there and try and win the football match.
Maguire is likely to play some part in the game, with England pushing for the top spot in their group to give themselves the best chances of going far in the tournament.
England are yet to concede a goal in the tournament and Maguire will be keen to keep that record going in his return, whilst also solidifying his place as their most important defender.