Date: 16th June 2010 at 4:33pm
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After a disappointing opening game in the World Cup, where Wayne Rooney failed to illuminate proceedings, we`re all hoping that England`s star striker is back to firing on all cylinders against Algeria, this Friday.

Rooney, who has recovered from an ankle knock picked up in the opening game, has been the subject of a discussion, given to the media, by Clint Dempsey, the American who gave Robert Green nightmares with that low shot that crept in.

Dempsey, picks up on a point that is probably true, remarking,

“We knew Rooney was going to go back and hold and we knew the further away from goal the better for us, so we had that under control.”

It was something we also picked up on as well. At times Wayne seemed almost desperate to drop far too deep to get involved instead of being at the sharp end and being the danger we all know he can be.

Now whether it was sheer frustration at how things were going or whether it was first night nerves, all we can hope is that, on Friday, Wayne doesn`t stray too far away from that eighteen yard line and that he gives the Algerian defence a torrid time!

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