Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight at being called up to the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson this week.
The Manchester United striker has been recovering from a shoulder injury and looks set to make his return in the clash with Scotland on Wednesday.
“Can't wait to join up with the England squad and hopefully play in a competitive match, they always are against Scotland,” said Rooney on his official Facebook page.
“Big thanks to Roy Hodgson for selecting me and showing his faith and support, appreciate it.”
England are facing their old rivals in another friendly organised to commemorate the FA’s 150th anniversary.
Should Rooney take to the field, it will be his second pre-season appearance ahead of the new Premier League season.
The Old Trafford star will see an unfamiliar face when he joins up with the Three Lions squad, as Southampton striker Rickie Lambert received a surprise call-up from Hodgson.
Lambert scored 15 Premier League goals last season, which was the joint most by an Englishman with Chelsea’s Frank Lampard.
Rooney and Lambert could even pair up against Scotland and their contrasting styles would, theoretically, blend well as a partnership in the system deployed by Hodgson.
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