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Peter Crouch reveals what Jack Butland always says about Marcus Rashford

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As preparations go for a World Cup, England’s has been pretty much perfect.

The spirit in the camp appears to be brilliant, and there is a real positivity amongst England fans both in Russia and back at home.

We say preparations have been ‘almost perfect’ because Marcus Rashford’s injury is a slight concern for Gareth Southgate’s side.

Rashford picked up a knock in training and has sat out of the last couple of sessions.

However, on Thursday afternoon, he took part in light training ahead of England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday.

Of course, Rashford isn’t guaranteed to start England’s first match and it seems to be a straight choice between him and Raheem Sterling.

But after his goal - and performance - against Costa Rica in England’s final friendly, many fans want the 20-year-old to be given the nod.

England v Costa Rica - International Friendly

But it’s not just the fans that are excited by Rashford, it seems.

Back-up goalkeeper Jack Butland is also impressed by the Manchester United youngster.

How do we know that?

Because he always raves about him when he returns to Stoke.

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Well, that’s according to Peter Crouch anyway.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Crouch admitted that Butland is constantly praising Rashford’s finishing.

"We can't forget he's only 20. He was playing up front for Manchester United at 18 so what he's achieved so far isn't really normal," Crouch wrote.

"Jack Butland always comes back to Stoke after international games raving about the quality of his finishing. He's had a hard season and I just hope his confidence hasn't been dented. He is such an exciting player - the type who will get you out of your seat."

With Rashford’s injury concerns, Southgate is probably unlikely to risk him for Monday’s match against Tunisia.

However, if the Three Lions are to go far in the competition, Rashford will have a very big role to play.

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Jack Butland
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England Football
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Peter Crouch
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