Rooney: Go easy on Terry

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Wayne Rooney has pleaded with the Wembley boo-boys to lay off John Terry on Wednesday night.

The midweek friendly with Egypt represents the first time England have been in action since Terry's much-publicised personal problems led to him being sacked as captain by Fabio Capello. In addition, Wayne Bridge remains so upset about the turmoil Terry has caused to his own life that he has pulled out of the World Cup.

"I hope the fans don't turn against John Terry," said the Manchester United man.

"I have played in England teams when some of our own players have been booed. It has not been nice, not just for that one player, but for the whole team.

"Leading up to a World Cup you want the fans behind you. We need their full support. It is really important. I hope he gets a good reception on Wednesday."

Although certain City players wore Team Bridge T-shirts in the immediate aftermath of Terry's alleged affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the mother of Bridge's young son, becoming public - and Craig Bellamy delivered a withering assessment of the Chelsea captain's personal conduct on Saturday - inside the England camp, everything remains calm.

"John Terry is a leader for our team," said Rooney.

"Although he hasn't got the armband he is still a great player and a great leader. It has been no different since we have met up."

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