England and Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson issues update amid injury concern

Newcastle United’s Callum Wilson is expected to be fit for England’s quarter-final against France.
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The striker missed training on Monday with what was described as a “minor strain”. However, Wilson said he was “recharging and recovering” in an Instagram post from Doha, Qatar, ahead of Saturday's game – and the issue is not thought to be serious.

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Meanwhile, United head coach Eddie Howe – who is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with his players – says the club’s medical team have been in regular contact with Wilson since he joined up with his country last month.

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“I’ve been in regular contact with Callum and England,” said Howe. “Not necessarily me, but our sports science team and medical team. He’s fine. He’s really enjoying himself, and I think he’s training very well. We’re really happy to hear that.”

Wilson has made two appearances off the bench for England. The 30-year-old set up a goal for Jack Grealish in the 6-2 win over Iran.