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England trio train in Portugal

England trio Phil Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere all took part in training on Wednesday as Roy Hodgson's squad continued their World Cup preparations.

Arsenal pair Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wilshere played a full role at Vale do Lobo in Portugal to ease fears over their fitness after they ended the season with groin and foot injuries respectively.

Manchester United defender Jones, the major injury concern in Hodgson's 23-man squad after suffering a shoulder injury in the 3-1 win over Hull earlier this month, was restricted to a non-contact session.

The 22-year-old took part in the warm-up and some ball work before continuing to work on his fitness with physio Steve Kemp, where he was joined by Everton defender John Stones.

Stones tweaked his knee in training on Tuesday but the injury is not considered to be serious.

The 19-year-old is one of several players put on standby by Hodgson, but only the former Barnsley man and fellow defender Jon Flanagan were required for the training camp, with John Ruddy, Andy Carroll, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley not travelling with the rest of the squad.

Hodgson has already confirmed that Stones will be Jones' replacement in the full squad if the United player fails to prove his fitness by June 2.

England's training camp will run until Friday, when the squad will return to home soil ahead of a friendly against Peru on May 30 at Wembley.

Preparations will continue at a second training camp in Miami from June 1, with friendlies lined up against Ecuador and Honduras before the World Cup campaign begins against Italy on June 14.