England captain Wayne Rooney shows Roy Hodgson support

Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson

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England captain Wayne Rooney insists he and his team-mates are fully behind manager Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson oversaw England’s disastrous World Cup campaign earlier this summer as the Three Lions were dumped out in the group stages, having managed just one point from their three group games.

Rooney admits he was disappointed by England’s World Cup campaign but he claims the players are fully behind the manager and he expects improvements under Hodgson in the build-up to Euro 2016.

England are 1.34 to win Euro 2016 qualifying Group E, Switzerland are 3.50 and Slovenia can be backed at 18.00.

“Us as a team, not just myself, we back Roy 100%,” said the Manchester United forward.

“We made that clear after we went out of the World Cup – he brings ideas to us. We know that the World Cup was a disappointment, but I still feel we can move forward as a team.

“We’re progressing all the time. I think that will show in the next two years. The lads are working hard to get the best out of the ideas Roy is showing us.”

England begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Monday with a trip to Switzerland.

The Three Lions have injury concerns ahead of Monday’s clash as Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out after suffering a thigh injury in training.

Sturridge’s Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson is a doubt with an ankle injury, with James Milner in line to replace him in central midfield should he fail to recover in time.

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