Hodgson: No worries over Theo
England manager Roy Hodgson expects to have Theo Walcott available to face Scotland on Wednesday night, despite the Arsenal forward hurting his ankle in training.
The incident happened towards the end of Monday's session and some reports claimed he had to be helped off the pitch.
However, Roy Hodgson denied the knock was a cause for concern and expects Walcott to be fit to play at Wembley.
"Theo took a slight knock at the end of training," he said. "But we believe he'll be okay. He's very much still in contention."
The England manager was also asked about the international fixture slot coming so soon before the start of the Premier League season - but insisted it was vital for his preparations ahead of the World Cup qualifying double header next month.
"The date is the date that we've been given and the match is the match that I'm really keen to play," Hodgson added.
"If it falls kindly or unkindly for the Premier League that will have to be as it is, I need this game and the England players need this game.
"I'm hoping that if we're sensible with the players they'll all return to their clubs and they'll all be perfectly fit and ready to play on Saturday or Sunday, whatever the case might be."
England captain Steven Gerrard's news conference will be live on Sky Sports News HD at 5.30pm