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Discipline won't be a problem for Man Utd's Rooney in Montenegro

England boss Roy Hodgson is supremely confident that Wayne Rooney will not make any problems for his country in Montenegro in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

The Manchester United striker was sent off in Podgorica in October 2011 for a petulant kick on defender Miodrag Dzudovic when the two nations met for Euro2012 qualifying but Hodgson says he will be on his best behaviour when they resume hostilities at the same venue tomorrow night.

"In particularly with Wayne, his disciplinary record since that time has been absolutely outstanding," Hodgson told reporters.

"As Steven [Gerrard] will testify we always talk about discipline. It's a word that comes up quite often, not least of all in terms of the tactical discipline we try to show on the field.

"But that also leads of course to the personal discipline.

"But as you rightly say I do trust the players and I won't be making a particular point of it because I know the players are aware of it. They don't need me to repeat it to them."

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