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England stars lap up glorious weather in first training session back as Declan Rice, Nathan Redmond and Marcus Rashford begin preparations ahead of UEFA Nations League finals England start their preparations for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals Over half of Gareth Southgate's men are still away with their respective clubs Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool players are preparing for European finals  Man City's English contingent have extra time off given their FA Cup triumph Jadon Sancho is another absentee with Bundesliga season ending this weekend

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 20:17 BST, 21 May 2019 | Updated: 20:21 BST, 21 May 2019

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Summer has finally arrived and it seems that Gareth Southgate's men really enjoyed the glorious weather in their first training session ahead of the UEFA Nations League finals next month.

However, the England boss only saw 12 of his 27-man squad walk through the doors at St George's Park training centre on Tuesday afternoon with several of his men set to join at later dates.

Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Marcus Rashford and Callum Wilson were all in attendance for the session where they were put through their paces while enjoying little exhibition games against each other.

England have started their preparations for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals

England have started their preparations for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals

West Ham's Declan Rice splashes himself with water in the sunny conditions during training

West Ham's Declan Rice splashes himself with water in the sunny conditions during training

Leicester duo Harry Maguire (left) and Ben Chilwell (right) have a laugh during training

Assistant manager Steve Holland (right) talks to manager Gareth Southgate

Leicester duo Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell (left) laugh as Gareth Southgate (R) watches on

Assistant manager Steve Holland (centre) chats to the England squad during training

Assistant manager Steve Holland (centre) chats to the England squad during training

WHO TURNED UP FOR ENGLAND'S FIRST TRAINING SESSION 

Players present

Jack Butland (Stoke), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Tom Heaton (Burnley),  Michael Keane (Everton), Jesse Lingard (), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Marcus Rashford (read more from dailymail.....

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