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England handed a hopeful injury boost for USA showdown

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The Three Lions appear set for a timely boost ahead of their World Cup encounter with the United States.

Harry Kane has trained with the team and seems to be ‘good’, according to England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Fears over Kane’s availability for Friday’s Group B match against the USA grew on Tuesday when it emerged that the striker needed a scan on an ankle injury, which he sustained in the 6-2 win over Iran on Monday.

“I think he’s good,” Pickford said of Kane at a press conference in Qatar.

“[He’s] probably a bit sore, but he’s out on the grass with us today. That’s good, he’s our captain and he’s fine yeah.

“Everyone gave their all when he came off. Callum [Wilson] came on [and] got the assist for Jack’s [Grealish] goal and played well. Everyone’s training well and working hard. Everyone’s here for a reason to play football.

“Harry is an unbelievable player. He’s a leader, he’s the captain, and we all look up for him. But there’s also opportunities for other lads as well.”

Despite not finding the back of the net in Monday’s 6-2 win over Iran, Kane managed two assists. The captain is only two goals  behind Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 England goals.