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England receive Henderson boost ahead of final friendly before Euro 2020

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The Liverpool captain is yet to take to the pitch for club or country since undergoing surgery in February.

Jordan Henderson returned to full training with the England squad ahead of their second and final friendly before Euro 2020.

Henderson missed England’s first warm-up game against Austria on Wednesday, having not been included in the squad after complaining about discomfort on the morning of the match.

The midfielder underwent surgery at the end of February after suffering a groin injury in Liverpool’s 2-0 Premier League loss against Everton and has been away from the pitch ever since.

The 30-year-old is now expected to return to action in the Three Lions’ second and final warm-match against Romania on Sunday as he fully trained with his national teammates at Middlesbrough’s Rockliffe Park training ground on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate’s men kick off their Euro campaign by welcoming Croatia at Wembley on June 13 before playing Scotland and Czech Republic in Group D matchday 2 and 3 respectively.

Harry Maguire, who is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, is also expected to hand England a fitness boost before the opening game next weekend.

Skipper Harry Kane, who was named in the 2020/21 PFA Premier League Team of the Year, and Wednesday’s match-winner Bukayo Saka, meanwhile, did not train with the group and instead followed a ‘a personal training programme indoors to manage load.’