Joe Hart tips Wayne Rooney for captaincy

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart tips Three Lions teammate Wayne Rooney to captain England against San Marino at his expense.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes that Wayne Rooney should captain the country against San Marino in the World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The Three Lions are without usual skipper Steven Gerrard through suspension, whereas Frank Lampard is likely to miss out with fitness problems.

Many had suggested that it was between the Manchester City keeper and the Manchester United forward for the role, however Hart feels that the position is already Rooney's.

"I've not thought about it at all," said Hart.

"How the captain is chosen is the manager's decision. I've got a big responsibility to keep my place in the team for club and country.

"If I do get the nod, I'll try and give as much as I can in terms of helping the team. But I think it's between Wayne Rooney and Wayne Rooney if we are going to go on experience and how captains have been chosen in the past."

Rooney has 76 England caps.

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