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SLIDESHOW: England under 21 boss Gareth Southgate trains wounded Help For Heroes soldiers

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 16, 2014

  • WORKING HARD . . . Gareth Southgate put a group of wounded soldiers through their paces during a training sessions at St George’s Park.

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THE England under 21 manager took time out of his busy schedule to take part in a special charity at the national football centre.

Former defender turned boss Gareth Southgate teamed up with England sponsors Vauxhall to host a special training session for wounded serving soldiers and veterans from the charity Help For Heroes at St George’s Park.

The special training session came a week before the England Senior squad train at the £105 million centre ahead of the World Cup in June.

Vauxhall have raised more than £270,000 for charity partner Help For Heroes during the last four years.

Southgate also spent the morning working with his under 21 team ahead of the Toulon Tournament next week.

He said he was happy with the standard of player he has been able to call up for the games, which represent a chance for many of them to stake a claim for the next campaign.

He told the Mail: “I think that you find with whatever tournament we’ve been to, you often miss a certain number of players and you can find new players who just need the opportunity to shine.”

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