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Last Updated: Saturday, 13 May 2006, 04:54 GMT 05:54 UK
Rooney making 'positive' progress
Wayne Rooney
Rooney stepped up his training in a bid to prove his fitness
England striker Wayne Rooney is taking "very positive" steps in his bid to be fit for the World Cup.

Rooney was photographed riding a bike at Manchester United's Carrington training ground on Friday in his fight to recover from his broken foot.

And England team doctor Leif Sward said: "I talked to the doctors in Manchester and the report they gave me was very, very positive.

"I can say they have done a tremendous job with Wayne."

Rooney was carried off on a stretcher just two weeks ago during his club's Premiership defeat to Chelsea.

There are major doubts over his chances of being fit despite being included in Sven-Goran Eriksson naming him in his 23-man squad for the tournament.

But Sward said England had handed full control over the striker's recovery to his club doctors.

He added: "I don't want to say so much because we have decided Manchester United's medical team, with Mike Stone in charge, will work with Rooney's recovery.

"I can say they have done a tremendous job with Wayne. And I can say I am very glad for this latest report. Wayne's progress is very positive."

England's World Cup game gets under way on Saturday 10 June against Paraguay.


SEE ALSO
England team guide
27 Apr 06 |  England
World Cup fixtures
09 Dec 05 |  Schedule
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