By Daniel Davis For Mailonline
Published: 12:45 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 13:15 BST, 1 September 2020
Gareth Southgate has been handed a major boost before England's Nations League clashes after his squad reportedly returned no positive coronavirus tests.
A worrying surge in cases has disrupted the pre-season preparations for several Premier League clubs this summer after players jetted out on holiday, but the Evening Standard have claimed England's stars were given a clean bill of health.
There were fears among figures at the FA that Southgate would be forced to deal with several absentees due to positive tests or players self-isolating after heading to countries notably affected by COVID-19.
England's players have been handed a clean bill of health before their Nations League fixtures
There were fears that Gareth Southgate would be hit with coronavirus-related withdrawals
It has now emerged, however, that the latest squad named by the Three Lions boss will be available for selection for the double-header.
The round of testing is thought to have been held on Monday, before the players