England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed striker Wayne Rooney is “match fit” ahead of Thursday’s World Cup match against Trinidad and Tobago.
Eriksson said Rooney will not start the match, but had yet to decide whether the 20-year-old will play some part.
Meanwhile, Rooney’s Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville looks set to be ruled out of the Group B game.
Eriksson said the right-back was very doubtful after pulling out of a training session with a calf strain.
Neville is to undergo a scan, with Owen Hargreaves or Jamie Carragher set to step in if he does not recover in time.
Rooney has not played since breaking his foot in a Premiership match against Chelsea on 29 April.
“For me Rooney is match fit but let me sleep on it. I will decide tomorrow morning,” said Eriksson.
“Almost for sure he is not starting the match, I don’t think he has 90 minutes in him yet.”