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Barry able to return to training

04 Jun 2010 - 11:38:26

Gareth Barry gave England manager Fabio Capello a massive boost on Friday when he was able to take part in training on the Royal Bafokeng training pitches in South Africa.

There has been fears that the Manchester City star would not be fit enough to be included in Capello's 23-man squad for this summer's tournament but Barry was named by the Italian on Tuesday.

The former Aston Villa star suffered ankle ligament damage during City's defeat to Tottenham at Eastlands on May 5, a result that ended their hopes of playing in next season's Champions League.

However, the 29-year-old has made a quicker than anticipated recovery from the injury although he is still a major doubt for next week's Group C opener against the United States in Rustenburg.

Ledley King was also able to take part in the session despite his ongoing knee problems.

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