Capello: Rooney in a good moment
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is fit to start for England in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley with Fabio Capello convinced he is in the right frame of mind. The Reds forward was considered a major doubt a fortnight ago because of his ankle problem and missed th goalless draw with Sunderland. Rooney was also facing allegations regarding his personal life and had looked a shadow of his former self when playing for United. But he had shone for England in their two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland, and his availability is even more important as Darren Bent is sidelined with a groin injury. England manager Capello said: "Rooney will play. He is feeling good. I spoke with Wayne and he told me his ankle is okay. "He trained fantastically and without pain. "He is in a good moment. I spoke with him about different things and he is happy. "Rooney will play tomorrow in the same style as he played against Switzerland." That will mean Peter Crouch earning a recall, playing just ahead of Rooney. Rooney had a hand in the build-up to all four goals against Bulgaria at Wembley and found the net against Switzerland in Basle. Rio Ferdinand, restored as captain after recovering from injury, is convinced Rooney will be at his best against Montenegro. He said: "Wayne has been under immense pressure because of the (personal) reasons we know. "He has been fantastic in training. He has been the same old 'Wazza' around the training ground, which we all love. "If we are going to win anything, we need him playing to his tip-top form. "I am sure we will see a good performance from him tomorrow." Do you back Rooney to score against Montenegro? Have your say.
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