England players dressed to impress as they were fitted for their World Cup suits at St George’s Park.
Gareth Southgate’s men took time out of their training schedule ahead of the forthcoming friendlies against Holland and Italy to try on their tailor-made Marks and Spencer Alfred Brown three-piece suits at the national football centre.
Each suit was individually name-tagged, while new members of the squad including James Tarkowski and Nick Pope were measured for their garments ahead of the summer. Players and staff also tried on shirts and shoes.
Meanwhile, manager Southgate wants to test his plan to use Eric Dier as his central defensive pivot in the two games.
Southgate is keen to experiment with Tottenham midfielder Dier at the centre of his back three for at least part of the matches.
The national team boss believes Dier’s positional sense and ability to read the game can be vital moving forward and wants to give the idea a trial run before the summer.
Dier will be flanked by two more traditional centre halves — with John Stones and Harry Maguire favourites to get the nod.
Fielding Dier in defence allows Southgate to use Jordan Henderson as his central midfield lynchpin. Southgate is also set to experiment with playing two centre forwards.
The England manager has already stated he will play with a back-three this summer, which would see Kane alongside a strike partner.