Dronfield-born Gary Cahill has confirmed he will be fit to face Slovenia in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley.
The Chelsea central defender was one of five players to miss training on Tuesday afternoon as a precaution but will be ready to line up in the Group E clash.
“It’s just a minor hip thing,” he said. “It’s no problem. I should be training tomorrow, hopefully, and then ready to prepare for the weekend.”
The Three Lions have won their first three group games without conceding a goal, taking their run of clean sheets to five and Cahill believes that defensive stability is the result of a team effort.
“Five clean sheets now; it’s something that we’re really proud of from the third game in the World Cup onwards, something we’re pleased with,” he said.
“As a group we felt that we needed to tighten up after the summer. Leading up to the World Cup we did well but the crunch games were obviously the summer.
“We’ve come under a little bit of criticism so it was important we tightened that up.” He added: “Everyone has bought into the way we want to play, we’ve changed the shape slightly, I think that’s worked really well for us.”
“It’s not just the back four and the goalkeeper, we’ve got players that work really hard in front of us and that’s always important no matter how you set up the team. You need everyone to chip in defensively.”