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Southgate issues Saka injury update ahead of Denmark showdown

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England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed Bukayo Saka’s availability ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark.

Bukayo Saka ‘should be fine’ to face Denmark on Wednesday, says Gareth Southgate.

The Arsenal winger missed England’s 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine on Saturday upon suffering a knock in training. It’s understood it was nothing serious, but Southgate opted to play it safe.

The Three Lions boss, however, expects to be able to call on Saka’s services this week as England welcome Denmark to Wembley for a semi-final clash in Euro 2020.

“He [Saka] should be fine,” said Southgate as quoted on Eurosport.

“He declared himself available for the [Ukraine] game, but we had not really had the chance to see him on the pitch and working at the level we felt would vindicate that decision.

“He will go back into full training with the group on Monday and he should be fine.”

Despite not featuring in any of England’s first two Euro 2020 games, Saka delivered a man-of-the-match display in the 1-0 win over the Czech Republic for the national team’s Group D finale.

The 19-year-old also started in the 2-0 win over Germany in the last-16 stage and now hopes to make a third start on Wednesday.