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​Tottenham's Walker still battling for an England starting place

Kyle Walker says the fight is still on for starting places in England's Euro 2016 opener against Russia.

The Tottenham right-back is going head to head with Nathaniel Clyne for a spot in Roy Hodgson's starting XI.

"You're always coming out trying to impress. You want that shirt come Russia," he said after taking part in an open training session in Chantilly.

"It's difficult, you don't know who he's going to pick but that's not up to me to decide.

"All season at Tottenham, with Kieran Trippier, I've had someone snapping at my toes. I think it's good to have that healthy competition.

"Nathaniel is a great player so whoever gets the nod for the Russia game I'm sure they'll do well. He'll get my full support if he is starting.

"If we don't get the nod we need to show our encouragement and togetherness as a team to push the other lads on who are playing."

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