Rooney all set for England return
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney says he is 'excited' about the prospect of playing for England again following his two-match ban.
Roy Hodgson has already confirmed that the United striker will walk straight back into the team for their decisive Euro 2012 group game against Ukraine on Tuesday, despite the goal scoring exploits of Andy Carroll and Danny Welbeck in his absence. Hodgson's men need just a point to advance to the quarter-finals after a draw and a win from fixtures with France and Sweden without the 26-year-old, who had been sent off against Montenegro in final game during qualifications. The England boss must now decide who to pair Rooney with in attack, with his United team-mate Welbeck the favourite to get the nod over Carroll due to the understanding they have developed from playing with each other on a weekly basis at Old Trafford. Rooney told Sky Sports News: "I'm delighted to be back part of the team and the squad, and to be involved. "The lads have done great to put us in the position we're in now and hopefully I'll get the opportunity to play, and try and shine and help us get through the group. "I've been fine since I joined up with the squad and I've took part in every training session. I feel good, ready and I'm excited now to get back out on the pitch. "I think it's great for the team that we've got forwards scoring goals. "I know Danny very well at club level and Andy has come in and done really well. He's a big old-fashioned No.9. He's held the ball up, scored goals and they are two very capable players."