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Kyle Walker takes comical close-ups of John Stones and Danny Welbeck

Kyle Walker can shoot! England right back turns photographer as he takes comical close-ups of team-mates John Stones and Danny Welbeck

  • Kyle Walker was let loose at England training with a camera and a massive lens 
  • Manchester City star Walker shot close-ups of John Stones and Danny Welbeck
  • Adam Lallana has joined up with the England squad in a bid to prove his fitness

Kyle Walker did not score a single goal in his first season at Manchester City and has never netted in 34 England games… but the attacking right back proved that he is capable of taking good shots this week.

Walker was handed a camera with a massive lens which he used to take close-ups of his England team-mates ahead of the World Cup.

Fellow City defender John Stones and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck were snapped by Walker, with the pictures then being shared on England’s official Instagram page.

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker was let loose with a camera at England training

Walker took this close-up of fellow City and England defender John Stones

Walker took this close-up of fellow City and England defender John Stones

Walker and Co are gearing up to face Nigeria in the first of two warm-up matches ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

The Three Lions host Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday before taking on Costa Rica at Elland Road in Leeds five days later.

Walker could be used in his usual position on the right or he may feature centrally as part of a three-man defensive unit.

England’s squad is full of players who can operate at right back — Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young are all capable No 2s.

Manager Gareth Southgate has fewer options when it comes to creative midfielders. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Dele Alli are likely to be England’s main sources of inspiration from central areas, although Adam Lallana could yet be involved.

Liverpool ace Lallana was not named in Southgate’s 23-man World Cup squad, with the manager instead pencilling him onto his standby list.

Keen to do all he can to help the team, Lallana joined up with the England party this week, earlier than Liverpool team-mates Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson.

Southgate had given Reds players extra time off on account of them being involved in the Champions League final last Saturday, but Lallana reported back early in a bid to prove he is fit to shine in Russia.

Grinning Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was also photographed by Walker's long lens

Grinning Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck was also photographed by Walker’s long lens

Stones was seen inspecting Walker's camera before his photos were shared via Instagram

Stones was seen inspecting Walker’s camera before his photos were shared via Instagram

Liverpool ace Adam Lallana (left) joined up with the England squad in a bid to prove his fitness

Liverpool ace Adam Lallana (left) joined up with the England squad in a bid to prove his fitness

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