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Wayne Rooney could feature for England in friendly clash with Scotland on Wednesday night after boss Roy Hodgson revealed he no longer has a ‘physical injury’.
Rooney has been struggling with a shoulder injury he picked up while playing for Manchester United in pre-season, and did not feature in the 2-0 Community Shield win over Wigan on Sunday.
However Rooney trained with England on Monday morning and although he did not fully partake in the session, Hodgson was pleased with what he saw from the forward.
It remains to be seen if Rooney will start against the Scots but by the way Hodgson is talking, it looks as though he will play some part in the clash.
When asked how Rooney is, Hodgson told reporters: “Good, just as I expected really. It’s difficult to assess with the naked eye how match-fit people are, but there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s not suffering from a physical injury.
“It will be interesting to get the feedback from our training sessions and we can see how he looks. We’ll speak with Wayne tomorrow morning.
“Since he’s got over the injuries he’s not been able to train as intensively as we did today, so we’ll see how that pans out.
One player who definitely will not figure against Scotland is Rooney’s United team-mate Ashley Young, after the winger was forced to withdraw from the squad through injury.