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Walcott confident England have attacking talent to cover Rooney

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Theo Walcott has expressed his confidence in the attacking quality England has in its ranks to cover the loss of Wayne Rooney to injury.

The Arsenal and England forward told reporters ahead of England's World Cup quailing game:

"It is sad to see Wayne out, but it is an opportunity for someone to come in and take their chance".

"Danny Welbeck has started the season well for his club and Rickie Lambert has had a great start to his England career, so the manager has some great options and I am sure he knows what to do."

After an outstanding start with Liverpool in this season's Premier league campaign Daniel Sturridge could also come into the mix- however the striker sat out training on Tuesday with a thigh complaint.

Rooney is looking to be sidelined for the foreseeable future following sustaining a nasty head gash. Walcott described the head wounds as resembling 'something out of a horror film'.

On a more positive note for England, Jack Wilshere took part in training on Wednesday after recovering from a stomach bug.

Walcott said of his long-term Arsenal team-mate: "When he stepped up to train with the first team, I knew this 15-year-old was going to be very special.

"At such a young age he's had so many injuries, but he's bounced back from them and looks after himself very well. He's going to be a great addition."

As England take another step towards Brazil 2014 Walcott stressed that his England side must 'respect' Moldova in Fridays qualifying game.

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