Kane Given England Reprieve

England manager Gareth Southgate released Harry Kane from international duty, allowing the striker to return to White Hart Lane to continue his recovery under the watchful eye of the Spurs medical team.

It’s an unusual course of action and can’t be complained about. Southgate has a friendly next week against Spain at Wembley and could quite easily have kept him with the squad.

The interim boss admitted Kane wasn’t going to start against either Scotland or Spain which begs the question why he was called up in the first place. The striker would have probably benefited more from staying at the club than from running around on the training pitches of St George’s Park.

There are no new injury concerns about Harry and it’s believed he will be fit to face West Ham on Saturday. With goals being so hard to come by, further bad news on his fitness would be most unwelcome.