Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek launch push for England start against Panama at training


Dele Alli will have a scan on Tuesday to assess the thigh injury he picked in England’s 2-1 World Cup victory over Tunisia as his potential replacements staked their claim for a starting berth in Sunday’s clash against Panama.Alli is a doubt for the game in Nizhny Novgorod after sustaining the problem during the first half on Monday night.Alongside the rest of the squad, Alli arrived back at their Repino base at 6am on Tuesday before heading to find out the extent of his injury, while the other members of Gareth Southgate’s starting XI were given the day off.The likes of Delph, Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who are in pole position to replace Alli should he miss the Panama game, trained under the watchful eye of their manager.Alli was nearly substituted before half time, with Fabian Delph stripped to come on. He managed to last until the latter stages of the second half, seemingly allaying fears of serious injury. However, Alli was seen limping out of the stadium after the game and will now undergo a scan on Tuesday.The midfielder missed the training session as he went to find out the extent of his injury, having tried to ease concerns following the match, saying: ‘Hopefully I am okay.’