Rooney delighted to be back

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Wayne Rooney has spoken of his delight and excitement at being available for England duty again and is hoping to get the chance to "shine" as Roy Hodgson's men look to secure a Euro 2012 quarter-final berth against Ukraine on Tuesday.

Rooney sat out England's opening two matches in Group D through suspension but is now clear to play and head coach Hodgson is set to draft the Manchester United striker straight back into the side for the vital game with Ukraine. A draw in that match at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk would guarantee England a spot in the last eight.

Rooney said in a press conference televised by Sky Sports News: "Obviously I'm delighted to be back part of the team and the squad and to be involved again. The lads have done great to put us in the position we are in now and hopefully I'll get a chance to play and try and shine and help us get through the group."

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