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England's Rooney boost

02 Jun 2006 - 11:35:52

The chances of Wayne Rooney being able to play some part in England's World Cup campaign have improved after he was able to kick a ball with both feet during Friday's training session.

The Manchester United star is scheduled to have another scan on his injured foot on June 7 and assistant boss Steve McClaren is happy with the way the 20-year-old's recovery programme is progressing.

"He's been working with the United physios all this week," he told Sky Sports News. "Really since he got injured.

"He's stepping things up and is joining us on Monday before having the relevant scan on Wednesday, and things are going well.

"Of course, you never take things for granted in football, with the metatarsal especially, but hopefully the scans will be okay.

"You've seen the progress he's making, he's a confident lad, as you know, and he wants to be there. He will be doing everything possible to be there."


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