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Wayne Rooney may get playing time against Scotland at Wembley

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney completed a full training session for England.

Written by Reuters | London |
August 13, 2013 12:33:01 am

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney completed a full training session for England on Monday and manager Roy Hodgson still expects him to feature in Wednesday’s international friendly against Scotland at Wembley Stadium. Rooney has taken a limited part in United’s pre-season and missed Sunday’s Community Shield victory over Wigan with a shoulder injury.

“Rooney looked good,as I expected. There was no doubt in my mind in the session that he was not suffering from a physical injury,” Hodgson said at a news conference after training.

“It will be interesting to see how the data looks,and to speak to Wayne,and find out how he came through the session. He has not trained as intensely as he has trained today,so it will be interesting to see how that pans out.

“I do not expect him to have any repercussions from the session. He looked like he worked quite hard. Myself,my coaches and our fitness people will analyse everything — and in tandem with Wayne — will give him the right amount of minutes.”

Rooney has been the subject of two transfer bids from Chelsea amid reports he wants to leave the current Premier League champions,although manager David Moyes maintains he is not for sale.

Bale ruled out

London: Wales midfielder Gareth Bale will not play against Ireland in a friendly on Wednesday due to a foot problem that has troubled him since mid-July,said assistant manager Kit Symonds.

Bale joined up with the squad despite being sidelined since picking up the injury in a pre-season friendly for his club Tottenham Hotspur and had a light training session on Monday.

However,Symonds told Sky Sports News there was no chance of Bale playing against the Irish at the Cardiff City Stadium. “Gareth will do a light session. He’s not done sufficient work yet to feature (in the match) but the great thing is he wanted to be part of the group and we’re pleased to have him on board,” he said of a player being courted by Real Madrid.

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