Wembley Stadium

Next Game

England v Lithuania

Friday, 27 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

Celtic Park

Last Game

Scotland 1 - 3 England

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 20:00

International Match

Rooney named in England squad

England manager Roy Hodgson has allayed fears over Wayne Rooney's fitness by naming the striker in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.

Last Updated: 03/10/13 at 19:08 Post Comment

Wayne Rooney: Named in England squad for World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro

Wayne Rooney: Named in England squad for World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro

Rooney was injured in training and missed Manchester United's 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday but manager David Moyes expects him to be fit to face Sunderland on Saturday.

"Wayne Rooney will be okay for Saturday," said Moyes. "He clashed shins with Danny Welbeck (in training). At a push we probably could have risked him but we decided not to."

Hodgson said he was confident Rooney would be fit to join up with the squad.

"We are reliably informed that it's not a serious injury and it won't stop him joining up with us," he said.

Hodgson looks set to pair Rooney with Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who also returns to the England set-up after injury.

Sturridge was previously absent from England duty with a thigh injury while Rooney's United team-mate Danny Welbeck was missing through suspension.

The England manager said he was looking forward to seeing Rooney play alongside Sturridge.

"I was thinking these two players are in great form," Hodgson added.

"I'm happy that at the moment things are looking very good squad-wise.

"I'm very hopeful and very confident that these group of players, as long as they come through this weekend's games, they will take us there (to the World Cup finals in Brazil)."

England squad:

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Celtic), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

Midfielders: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, capt), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Ross Barkley (Everton), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), James Milner (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Tottenham).

Strikers: Danny Welbeck (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jermaine Defoe (Tottenham), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

You can watch Manchester United's next game live on Sky Sports - they take on Sunderland on Saturday Night Football, Sky Spors 1HD at 5pm

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to “think again” over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Jose Mourinho rejects idea of retrospective action against divers

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it would be a "disaster" to punish divers retrospectively.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property