Gareth Southgate: England trio have accepted they were ‘in the wrong’ over party

England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho will miss Thursday’s friendly against Wales.

The trio breached Covid-19 guidelines when they reportedly gathered for a surprise birthday party for Chelsea striker Abraham and are yet to join up with Southgate’s 30-man squad at St George’s Park.

There is still no definite timing on when they will start training and will face tests for coronavirus before they can be involved, with Southgate ruling them out of Wales clash.

“I think the players have already accepted they were in the wrong,” he said.

“They had broken those lockdown guidelines that were there. I have to be careful being on my moral high-horse when we aren’t in camp with the team.

“We do have an issue with the Covid guidelines and making sure any players that comes in is as lower risk as possible.

“We are having to monitor the players, they are being tested today and tomorrow, we have to check for further symptoms. They obviously miss the game v Wales.”