Wayne Rooney concedes his name is no longer first on the England team sheet after Slovenia sacking
As Wayne Rooney handed the England captaincy over to Jordan Henderson, temporarily for now, he accepted his place in the line-up is no longer a given.
Gareth Southgate confirmed Rooney, 30, will be on the bench on Tuesday night in Slovenia for "tactical" reasons.
However, Rooney knows the days when leaving him out of any formation would have been unheared of are long gone.
"I've played 13 years non-stop for England - a time comes where you’re not the first name on the team sheet," he said.
Action Images via Reuters Rooney boldly volunteered to sit beside the national... read more
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