Liverpool striker Carroll: Be great to play with Rooney
Carroll insists it is only positive for England's hopes of progressing in the tournament that Rooney is back at Roy Hodgson's disposal after a two-game ban.
He said: "Wayne is fantastic, he is back involved now and it is great for us and it is great for him.
"It's massive, it does give everyone in the squad a lift, and he is a great player.
"He has got awesome qualities. That is what we need really. In training he has done everything - and that's what we need in games.
"His return now might give us a good lift now for the later stages of the tournament.
"It will be great, it will be fantastic to have him back and, of course, I would love to play alongside him. It's something I have never done."