England captain keen to form partnership with ‘fantastic’ star

Wayne Rooney says that he’s looking forward to forming an exciting strike partnership with Daniel Sturridge as Engand plot for their EURO 2016 qualification process.

The two players are rivals at club level as they represent Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, but are in line to start together tonight as Roy Hodgson’s men face Norway in a friendly match.

The pair featured together during the World Cup, but Rooney was often used from a wide position or a deeper role.

But it’s speculated that they will be thrust into the final third alongside each other at a half-full Wembley as Hodgson looks to generate some excitement following the flat showing in Brazil.

And the new England skipper says that he’s looking forward to building a deadly combo with Sturridge:

“I hope we will get a partnership that teams will worry about.” He told the London Evening Standard. “We showed a flash of what we could do at the World Cup and this game offers a chance to play together some more before facing Switzerland.

“We are trying to get the best out of each other, and if that clicks it will be very good for England I’m sure.

“Daniel is a very talented player and has been fantastic for Liverpool. He is someone I enjoy playing up front with. If we get it right then we can be a very strong strike force.”


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