SCOTLAND boss Gordon Strachan has yet to name his captain for Scotland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley tomorrow night.
It is likely to be West Brom’s Darren Fletcher who resumed the duty after Celtic star Scott Brown announced his retirement from the international scene three games ago.
The Hoops skipper is back in the squad, of course, and it’s odds-on he will make his comeback against the Auld Enemy in London. However, Strachan looks like keeping faith in Fletcher.
Meanwhile, England’s caretaker manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Wayne Rooney will lead out his team against the Scots.
The Manchester United skipper did not start in his country’s last qualifier, a 0-0 draw with Slovenia in which Jordan Henderson started as captain.
However, improved performances for his club in recent weeks has convinced Southgate to put his faith in Rooney.
Southgate – who said he does not view the fixture as “make or break” for his future as manager – insisted it was an easy decision to pick Rooney.
He said: “Wayne is in a better place than he was for the last get together in terms of his sharpness and confidence.
“He’s really an experienced player for game like this. There was no hesitation from my point of view to play him.
“He’s played well in the last couple of games for Manchester United. His experience is important in a game like this with a team with a lot of energy and potential, but you also need some experienced players around that.”