Kane urges England fans to get behind Rooney

Harry Kane has revealed Gareth Southgate consulted him and England’s senior players over plans to honour Wayne Rooney .

Rooney is due to play for a few minutes at the end of next Thursday’s friendly against the USA at Wembley, and captain Kane said: “We spoke previously about doing something for the players who have amazing milestones, amazing international careers — me and the gaffer and a couple of players.

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“I didn’t know it was going to be this week but I knew it was an idea Gareth wanted to do. I think it’s great.”

Kane, who will happily hand over the armband when the Three Lions’ record-scorer comes on to win his 120th cap, added: “He deserves it. He was a great captain for us.

“He was the captain when I first got into the squad. If he plays, of course he’ll be the captain.”

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The FA have been insistent that 33-year-old Rooney, now playing in the USA for Major League Soccer’s DC United, will not be made skipper ahead of Kane for the night.

Tottenham striker Kane added: “Wayne was an amazing player for us, one of our greatest-ever players and it’s a shame that his international career kind of just stopped. So it will be nice to see him again and train with him again.

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“I don’t know how long he is going to play for next Thursday but it will be good to see him back out there.”

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