Rooney confident England’s strikers can fire them to Brazil

Wayne Rooney says England’s current strike force is the best the country have had for ten years, the Mail Online understands.

Ronney is in the national squad for the forthcoming crucial World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland, along with Southampton’s Rickie Lambert, Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Tottenham Hotspur’s Jermaine Defoe and his United teammate Danny Welbeck.

The five of them have made a positive start to the season, scoring thirty goals between them for club and country, and Rooney is confident that between them they can get the job done, and ensure the Three Lions’ place in Brazil next summer.

The 27 year old has also lavished praise on his national captain Steven Gerrard, stating that he should have been handed the armband sooner, according to the Metro.

The 33 year old wore the armband for the first time in 2004 in a match against Sweden, the only time he did so under the stewardship of former coach Sven-Goran Erikkson, while he has held the position permanently since a draw with USA 2010, leading the side out in every game in which he has started.

Rooney himself has worn the armband on two occasions, including the 5-0 win over San Marino a year ago.