- Title: England train ahead of Scotland clash
- Date: 10th November 2016
- Summary: BURTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 10, 2016) (REUTERS) ENGLAND'S INTERIM MANAGER GARETH SOUTHGATE WALKING OUT TO TRAINING STRIKER HARRY KANE WALKING OUT FOR TRAINING / MIDFIELDERS ADAM LALLANA, JORDAN HENDERSON AND ERIC DIER, ALONGSIDE DEFENDER AARON CRESSWELL WALKING ONTO PITCH STRIKERS WAYNE ROONEY AND JAMIE VARDY WALKING ONTO PITCH PLAYERS LISTENING TO COACHES DURING TRAINING FORWARDS DANIEL STURRIDGE, JESSE LINGARD AND RAHEEM STERLING TRAINING MIDFIELDER JACK WILSHERE, DEFENDER JOHN STONES AND FORWARD MARCUS RASHFORD TRAINING ROONEY, VARDY AND CRESSWELL WARMING UP SOUTHGATE TALKING TO ASSISTANTS SAMMY LEE AND STEVE HOLLAND FORWARD THEO WALCOTT AND DEFENDER PHIL JAGIELKA WARMING UP VARDY STRETCHING KANE TRAINING ROONEY AND VARDY TRAINING SOUTHGATE TALKING TO COACHES
- Embargoed: 25th November 2016 14:52
- Keywords: England Scotland Gareth Southgate soccer Wembley Wayne Rooney
- Location: BURTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: BURTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00157V3YGV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Striker Wayne Rooney will return to England's starting line-up as captain for Friday's (November 11) World Cup qualifier against Scotland as his experience in the tense encounter will be vital for the young squad, interim manager Gareth Southgate said.
Rooney was dropped from the starting team for England's lacklustre Group F qualifier draw with Slovenia last month and has been largely used as a substitute by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
The 31-year-old Rooney recently broke his 11-game lean spell for United when he scored in the 2-1 Europa League defeat by Turkish side Fenerbahce last week. He subsequently returned to the club's Premier League starting line-up in Sunday's win over Swansea City.
Following England's goalless draw in Slovenia and an underwhelming home win over Malta in World Cup qualifiers last month, Southgate has two more games to convince the Football Association (FA) that he is the right man for the job.
England currently top Group F with seven points from three games, while Scotland sit fourth with four points.
The game has been beset by a row over whether their players can wear armbands featuring poppies to mark Armistice Day.
The two countries' football associations have said they will defy a ban on wearing the armbands which was imposed by FIFA and which prompted British Prime Minister Theresa May to say the world governing body's stance was "utterly outrageous".
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