Friday, October 12, 2012
Wayne Rooney insists his days of capricious behaviour are behind him and has vowed to captain England with honour when he leads the Three Lions at Wembley on Friday. Rooney has taken over the armband with regular skipper Steven Gerrard out of the clash against San Marino through suspension. Frank Lampard, another candidate for the captaincy, has been ruled out with a knee problem that could see him miss next Tuesday's trip to Poland for another World Cup qualifier. Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was touted as a possibility to take over leadership of the group this week, but Roy Hodgson has instead opted to show faith in 26-year-old Rooney.
Posted by The Editor at 9:38 AM