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Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard wanted for 'Mike Bassett' sequel

Actor Ricky Tomlinson reveals that he wants Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher to make cameo appearances in the new Mike Bassett film.

Actor Ricky Tomlinson has revealed that he wants England captain Wayne Rooney and Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard to appear in the sequel to Mike Bassett: England Manager.

The Royle Family star is due to return as the main character in the football-themed cult classic in Mike Bassett: Interim Manager, which begins filming next year.

Tomlinson is keen to get a number of cameo appearances from players and ex-players, including former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.

"I think I could have a laugh with Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard because they're local lads and we've got a lot in common," Tomlinson told the Daily Star.

"Even maybe Jamie Carragher because he's just retired and he's a football pundit now isn't he? I think you'll see a lot of cameos."

In the sequel, Bassett will return as assistant boss to the new England manager.

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