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James Milner

Capello fears Rooney is not mentally right for Swiss match

Fabio Capello will assess Wayne Rooney today before he makes a final decision on whether his leading player, the subject of allegations about his private life, is in the right state of mind to play in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland tomorrow.

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Capello accepts his reputation is at stake as he shuffles the pack

As Fabio Capello was reminded last night of the great players he once had under his command in the great all-conquering Milan team of 20 years ago, Steven Gerrard, sitting three feet to his manager's right, muttered loudly enough to be heard – "he's still got them".

Defoe ready if called upon

Jermain Defoe insists he is "ready" if called into the starting line-up by Fabio Capello for tonight's World Cup encounter with Algeria.