Danny Welbeck injury concern

England have held their first training session ahead of Euro 2012, with Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson not able to take part.

The sprightly forward has not played since picking up an ankle injury in the Manchester derby, and Roy Hodgson is now believed to be sweating over the Manchester United attacker’s fitness, according to The Guardian.

Welbeck is expected to lead the line for the Three Lions against France and Sweden in the first two games of the tournament, as club team-mate Wayne Rooney is suspended.

However, it appears that Welbeck faces a race against time to be ready for the competition, and will need further rehabilitation to be able to play.

Johnson meanwhile is nursing a minor injury, and could be a doubt for the international friendly against Norway on Saturday; club colleague Martin Kelly has been called into the contingent as a temporary back-up.

The Three Lions’ boss was given a boost however, as Scott Parker negotiated the 90 minute session at the Etihad Stadium unscathed.

By Gareth McKnight