Wayne Rooney to miss Estonia game

The striker passes the captaincy to Gary Cahill

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will miss this Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia at Wembley due to injury.

The 29-year old hasn’t been able to train to his full potential this week, after damaging his ankle in Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.

Rooney will receive a commemorative golden boot from Sir Bobby Charlton before Friday’s encounter, after he broke Charlton’s England goalscoring record with his 50th international goal in the Switzerland victory last month.

The centre forward will remain in the squad because there is a possibility he may be fit for the Lithuania away match next Monday.

Michael Carrick and Danny Ings also missed today’s training session through injury, whereas Jonjo Shelvey completed his first full session of the week and is in contention to start.

England have already qualified for France’s finals and will top their group after winning all their games so far. However, Roy Hodgson’s men will want to finish the qualifying stage with a 100 percent record.

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