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We have enough quality to cover Man Utd's Rooney - England's Gerrard

England skipper Steven Gerrard is confident there is enough attacking quality in the squad to cover the absence of Wayne Rooney.

The Manchester United forward pulled out of the Three Lions group for Friday's World Cup qualifier with Moldova (4-0 win) and Tuesday's meeting with Ukraine because of a nasty gash on his forehead but Gerrard feels there is plenty of quality attacking players to fill the void again.

"Wayne's a world class player and any team would miss Wayne when he's not available but I think we've got more than enough in the squad and in the 11 to do the job out here," said the Liverpool star.

"Confidence is high and, if we defend well tomorrow night, we've got every chance of getting the result we want."

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Andrew Slevison
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