BURNLEY defender James Tarkowski’s World Cup dream is over after withdrawing from England’s training camp at St George’s Park to have a hernia operation.

The Clarets ace had been named on England’s five-man standby list after impressing manager Gareth Southgate this season, and had been training with the Three Lions since last Monday.

Tarkowski, who earned his debut England cap in March, had hoped for the opportunity to travel to Russia this summer, along with team-mate Nick Pope.

However, following assessment, it has been agreed that the 25-year-old requires surgery instead. Tarkowski is though expected to be fit for the Clarets’ return to pre-season training in early July.

Tom Heaton, who is providing back-up for Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and club-mate Pope before they head to Russia, also reported for duty after sitting out the first week in camp.

England have confirmed there are no plans to call up a replacement defender at this time - though Chelsea teenager Trevoh Chalobah trained with England’s World Cup squad this moerning.

Chalobah has not played a senior game for the Blues but has been a star performer in their youth set-up and was part of England’s victorious Under-19 side at the 2017 European Championship.

Leicester’s Harry Maguire was missing from training but he is not carrying an injury and is instead following a personalised conditioning programme.

Chalobah joined brother Nathaniel during the session, with the Watford midfielder working alongside the senior squad following an injury-hit season.

Southgate welcomed his Chelsea and Manchester United continent back after granting them an extra week off - meaning Gary Cahill, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones were back on show.

The Three Lions boss will gather his full squad together at the weekend when Liverpool’s defeated Champions League finalists Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold join the squad, alongside standby midfielder Adam Lallana.