Jack Wilshere: Wayne Rooney is a "natural leader"

Wilshere: Rooney is a
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England midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that Wayne Rooney has had no problems in adjusting to his new role as captain of the Three Lions.

Jack Wilshere has expressed his belief that Wayne Rooney is a "natural leader" in the England dressing room.

Rooney inherited the captain's armband from Steven Gerrard following the Liverpool man's retirement from international football after the World Cup this summer.

Wilshere has insisted that the transition has been easy for the team, and feels that the 28-year-old has had no problems adjusting to the mantle.

He told reporters: "He's a natural leader. You can see that. Even when Steven Gerrard was captain, Rooney was a big voice in the dressing room.

"He gets everyone going, he encourages and he's not scared to tell you when you're doing something wrong. He's the only one now who has been playing for England for 10 years, with the likes of Gerrard. He's been through that generation.

"Now it really feels like he's the dad figure, if you like. He puts his arm around us, brings us together and gets us going."

England face Estonia in their third Euro 2016 qualifying clash later today.

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