Wayne Rooney trains with Derby County for the first time ahead of January move to Championship club
Wayne Rooney has trained with Derby for the first time as he prepares to join the Championship strugglers on an 18-month contract. He is stepping up his fitness for his scheduled debut for the club as player-coach in the New Year. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The former England striker will earn £100,00-a-week at the Championship club The former England captain was said to be in impressive shape as he joined his Rams team-mates for a session at their Moor Farm base.
Kane is 34 goals adrift of Rooney ' s England record . Wayne Rooney believes England captain Harry Kane will break Rooney said: "I asked Harry to present me with the award because I believe he will beat my goalscoring record . England manager Gareth Southgate added: "The players will have
Harry kane will beat wayne rooney ’ s england goal record and prove gareth southgate is right to rate him our best striker for two decades says ian wright.
Gareth Southgate is backing Harry Kane to break the England goals record after the captain's hat-trick against Montenegro moved him to sixth on the all-time list.
Kane scored a first-half treble as the Three Lions eased to a 7-0 win at Wembley on Thursday in their 1000th match, securing qualification for Euro 2020 in style.
The Tottenham striker's goals took his international tally to 31 – moving him ahead of Alan Shearer, Tom Finney and Nat Lofthouse - with Michael Owen next in his sights on 40.
Southgate praises Sterling's reaction after Gomez clash with recall expected
Punished for confronting England team-mate Joe Gomez, the Manchester City attacker is poised to return to the fold against Kosovo in Group A."Yes," Southgate said when asked if Sterling will start on Sunday. "Without knowing what might happen in tomorrow's game and everything else, but I can see that being the case."His reaction has been brilliant. He spoke to the team really well and he's trained really well and I can't fault his reaction at all.
London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney has tipped Harry Kane to break his England goal -scoring record in the next “two or three years”. Rooney netted 53 times for England during his glittering career as the former Manchester United striker broke Bobby Charlton’ s previous record of 49.
Gareth Southgate ’ s post-match proclamation about his captain raised a few eyebrows but 20 goals and a World Cup Golden Boot in his first 35 games is not bad going. It still seems too much to suggest, as Rooney has, that Kane will go on to break that 53- goal England record .
Wayne Rooney holds the England record, having netted 53 times, but Kane is just 26, and Southgate believes he is easily good enough to end up taking top spot.
"It's an amazing feat [by Kane] when you're talking about the names [Shearer, Finney and Lofthouse]," Southgate told Sky Sports . "It's lovely on a night like tonight that we can talk about those players.
"He is ruthless, he's got the ability to do it, he's got time. If everything falls into place for him, I'm sure he can do that."
But the England manager warned there is still work to do if Kane is to form part of a successful England team, with the defence again looking shaky at times despite the convincing margin of victory.
Kane becomes England's all-time highest scoring starting captain after Montenegro hat-trick
The Tottenham centre-forward was lethal in front of goal in the first half at Wembley, etching his name into record books in the processThe Three Lions have all but booked their place in next summer's European Championships with a dominant first-half display at Wembley.
A youthful England side defeat the United States 3-0 in Wayne Rooney ' s farewell appearance as Gareth Southgate gives debuts to three players. If it was a memorable night for Rooney , who was denied a dream goal by Brad Guzan's Kane will break my record , says Rooney after 'special night'.
London - Wayne Rooney has tipped Harry Kane to break his England goal -scoring record in the next "two or three years". Rooney netted 53 times for England during his glittering career as the former Manchester United striker broke Bobby Charlton' s previous record of 49.
"We're blessed," Southgate said. "With the likes of Harry, Raheem [Sterling], Marcus [Rashford] and then the younger ones that are coming into the mix as well, we've got incredible firepower.
"We always think we can score goals. We will always cause opponents problems.
"We've just got to make sure we get both ends of the pitch right if we're going to be serious contenders."
Asked if England will have a stronger side at the Euros than when they reached the semi-finals at the 2018 World Cup, Southgate replied: "That's a difficult balance.
"We're fielding such a young team tonight, and we are young. We're still a work in progress. We're a hugely exciting attacking unit, but we've got a bit to learn about managing games.
"We've got to make sure we're tighter with our defending as a team, but the future is very, very exciting."
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England score most goals in over a century in historic 2019 .
Gareth Southgate's team strolled to a win on Sunday and set some team and individual landmarks along the way as a successful year drew to a closeEngland’s final goal in a 4-0 drubbing of the Balkans, scored by Mason Mount, was their 38th in the last 12 months, their most since 1908, according to Opta.