With Gareth Southgate dropping Wayne Rooney for Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier in Slovenia, Sportsmail’s experts assess whether there is any way back for the England skipper and who could take over the captain’s armband.
Wayne Rooney has been dropped to the bench for England’s encounter with Slovenia
Three Lions interim boss Gareth Southgate (right) decided to drop Rooney to the bench
DO YOU AGREE WITH THE DECISION TO DROP WAYNE ROONEY?
Carragher: I totally understand. It will also be better for Wayne, as some of the criticism has been so over the top it’s been embarrassing. No matter how strong mentally you are, it will take its toll. He rightly started in Slovakia. It was the toughest game on paper, Sam Allardyce’s first game, he played with three midfielders and he wanted that experience plus he was in better form than Dele Alli.