Striker Marcus Rashford is set to start England’s Euro 2016 warm-up match against Australia on Friday with Daniel Sturridge’s fitness in question after he missed training on Wednesday.

Sturridge, 26, who did not play in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Turkey, was sidelined with an unspecified knock.

The Liverpool forward has had an injury-hit season for his club.

Friday’s game is the last before boss Roy Hodgson trims three players from his provisional 26-man Euro 2016 squad.

“It is interesting because Sturridge is one of the players who Roy Hodgson said has a question mark over him,” said BBC Sport senior football reporter Ian Dennis.

“Rashford will play on Friday night. This raises the prospect of him maybe starting and does it then increase the chances of him going to Euro 2016?

“I expect Hodgson to be pressed on the fitness of Sturridge at his news conference on Thursday.”

Rashford, 18, scored eight goals in 18 appearances in his debut campaign for Manchester United.

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