According to reports, Raheem Sterling appears to be facing the axe for Sunday’s World Cup clash against Panama, judging by training notes being used by assistant manager Steve Holland.
Holland, who according to ‘Mail’ is ironically the driving force behind keeping Gareth Southgate’s line-ups a secret, was photographed carrying a sheet of paper that seemed to show the first XI with the reserves written underneath.
If that is indeed the team for England’s second Group G game, Sterling has lost his place to Marcus Rashford, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek brought in to replace the injured Dele Alli.
Marcus Rashford came on during the later stages of the Tunisia fixture giving the team a much needed boost with his flair and skills, dribbling past fatigued Tunisian defenders.
Omitting Sterling would be a big decision on the part of the Manager, who is currently injured (Dislocated Shoulder).
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The Manchester City winger has had a stellar season with his club in the Premier League, finding the back of the net 19 times, his best record.