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Southgate to check in with Kane

England interim manager Gareth Southgate says he will check with Harry Kane if he is fit enough to start against Scotland on Friday in the World Cup qualifiers.

Kane came back from injury in the the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium, and scored the game-tying goal from the penalty spot in the second half which earned Spurs a point.

With England taking on Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers on Friday at Wembley, Southgate said he will talk to Kane and assess if he’s fit enough to start against the Scots.

“I think the first thing we have to do with Harry is check how he is after yesterday,” Southgate said.

“I think Spurs, maybe with Dele [Alli] missing as well, took a decision for what was a very big game for them.

“Of course we have a big game ourselves and will have to see what level he’s at when he reports.

“But it was great to see him back and scoring and with a smile on his face at the end of the game.”

Southgate also decided to call back Jack Wilshere to the England team, as he think the midfielder has shown that he is back to full fitness.

“Well, I don’t think there’s even been any questioning of his quality,” Southgate said.

“We’ve felt for a long time that he’s a player that can play at the highest level, so I guess as much as anything, it’s been his match sharpness and the fact that he’s had three 90 minutes with Bournemouth.

“I’ve been to two of their games and we’ve had people at the other games and I think it’s the right moment to involve him back into the squad.”

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