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England boss Gareth Southgate could play ‘B’ team against Andorra with fears over plastic pitch

GARETH SOUTHGATE is ready to send out his England ‘B’ team on Andorra’s plastic pitch. The Three Lions boss will field a much-changed side from the one which drew 1-1 in Poland last month. There are concerns over captain Harry Kane and whether he will play on the artificial surface due to his history of […] ...

GARETH SOUTHGATE is ready to send out his England ‘B’ team on Andorra’s plastic pitch.

The Three Lions boss will field a much-changed side from the one which drew 1-1 in Poland last month.

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The England players and boss Southgate are preparing to play on a plastic pitch[/caption]

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The Three Lions squad boarded a flight to Andorra on Thursday[/caption]

There are concerns over captain Harry Kane and whether he will play on the artificial surface due to his history of ankle issues.

The Spurs striker wants to play but is set to be on the England bench.

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell is in line to start following his call-up this week.

Harry Maguire’s calf injury has ruled him out of these two World Cup qualifiers so there will be a change at centre-back.

And Kalvin Phillips’ withdrawal could mean a return for Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson.

Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho may feature in midfield, along with Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse.

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A number of players who do not usually start could feature for England on Saturday[/caption]

Luke Shaw, meanwhile, says Sancho is showing his Manchester United team-mates what an “unbelievable talent” he is.

And the full-back, 26, thinks it is only a matter of time before the £73million man’s Old Trafford career blooms.

Sancho, 21, has yet to shine for the Red Devils since his move from Borussia Dortmund.

But Shaw told talkSPORT: “Sometimes it takes time. I don’t think he’s struggling, he’s working extremely hard.

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“He’s training really well and looking sharp. He just hasn’t had that bit of luck that sometimes you need for your first goal or first assist.

“I’ve got no doubt in my mind it’s coming. The talent he has is unbelievable.

“It’s just about staying focused, keep doing what he’s doing in training and working hard. His time will come.”

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