Fit Rooney hails Terry as a 'great leader'

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London, Mar. 2 (ANI): A fit England striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is ready to face Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday night, and has described Chelsea star John Terry as a great leader.

The Manchester United forward had a scan on a knee injury on Monday and said he should be fully fit to line-up against Egypt.

"I went for a scan today and it's just a bit of bruising. I'm having a bit of a rest day today, I should train tomorrow and should play on Wednesday," The Telegraph quoted Rooney, as saying.

Rooney added: "John is a leader for our team. He hasn't got the armband but he's still a great player and a great leader. The squad has been no different since we've met up."

"He (Terry) is a great player - I think he's been named in the world XI for the last three years. There are no worries about his form, that's for sure," Rooney said.

Rooney hopes Terry also gets a good reception from the Wembley crowd.

Asked how he expects the public to receive the former captain, Rooney said: "The same as normal I'd hope, I've been in the team when a few players have been booed at Wembley and it's not nice, it doesn't send the right message.

"I hope he gets a good reception." (ANI)

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