Kieran Trippier forced to delay meeting up with England squad with Newcastle star given extra time for personal reasons

    ENGLAND star Kieran Trippier is reportedly yet to link up with the squad due to personal reasons ahead of Friday’s clash against Italy.

    However it has been claimed that the 32-year-old hasn’t pulled out of the squad, and remains in contention to face the Azzurri in the crucial Nations League meeting.

    Newcastle right-back Kieran Trippier is yet to link up with the England squad

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    Newcastle right-back Kieran Trippier is yet to link up with the England squadCredit: Getty

    According to BBC reporter Alex Howell, the Newcastle defender isn’t currently at St George’s Park with the rest of his Three Lions team-mates.

    Boss Gareth Southgate has given him time off for personal reasons.

    Though it has been said that the former Tottenham star is expected to be at England’s headquarters in Burton upon Trent later on Tuesday.

    He remains able for selection in the upcoming clashes against Italy in Milan on Friday, and Germany at Wembley next week.

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