Rooney fit to play Scotland, insists England boss Hodgson

Sky Sports reports that England manager Roy Hodgson is insistent Wayne Rooney will feature for England in their friendly with neighbours Scotland on Wednesday, emphasising that speculation over his club future will not affect his international career.

Rooney’s future at Manchester United has been a subject of constant speculation and uncertainty throughout the off-season, with a possible move to Stamford Bridge being touted. In addition, the striker has only played 45 minutes of football during United’s pre-season thanks to hamstring and shoulder problems.

However, Hodgson is adamant that the 27-year-old is in the frame to be involved in the national side this week after Rooney trained with the England squad today at St George’s Park.

Wayne looked good,” Hodgson stated. “There is no doubt in my mind that he is not suffering any injury. It will be good to look at the data once the session has finished and speak to him about how he feels.

He’s been training on his own and doing his physical fitness work, but has not been involved with functional aspects of play.

I’m expecting him to be fit and ready to take part this week,” added the resolved England boss.

The former Everton star, who became the youngest man to be capped by England 10 years ago in a friendly against Australia, has made over 80 appearances for England and has scored 36 goals for his country.

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