England boss Hodgson dismisses calls for Skipper Wayne Rooney to miss Euro2016

Roy Hdogson has made it vehemently clear that Wayne Rooney will be in his England squad for Euro2016 if he is fit.

The Manchester United and Three Lions captain has missed his club’s last six games with a knee injury and during his time away from the game, some critics have called for him to be omitted from the England team for this summer’s European Championships in France.

Hodgson, however, has played down those claims by saying that 30-year-old Rooney will definitely be in the selection provided he can overcome his injury woes.

“He is our captain, he is our most experienced player,” Hodgson told talkSPORT.

“He’s not missed one squad of the last eight squads and he has never let us down.

“I’m not prepared to say categorically about any players at this stage that they will go, but I certainly will dismiss any discussions about Wayne Rooney and whether or not he should go.

“My only fear is that he won’t recover in time from his injury, but it’s a minor fear.”

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