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‘Training with Rooney is amazing’ – Dunk

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Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has described England training with Wayne Rooney as “amazing”.

Dunk has revealed his excitement at training with Rooney who he has watched as a kid and who he adores for contribution in the pitch for England.

Rooney is slated to come on a sub in Thursday’s friendly against the USA in a send-off match for the former Manchester United striker.

“It’s been amazing [training with Rooney],” Dunk told Sky Sports.

“Obviously growing up as a kid you’ve been watching him score goals for England in many major tournaments.

“To bring him back for his last cap, I think it’s a fitting tribute for England to do that for him. To get his 120th [cap] it is a great gesture from them.

“Hopefully Thursday night will be a great night for him because he’s been a great servant for England and football.”

Dunk hopes to get his first cap on Thursday and relishes the prospect of playing with Rooney.

Dunk added: “To be out on the pitch with him [Rooney] would be a great honor and I would take great pride knowing I made my debut when Rooney was on the pitch.

“Hopefully this Thursday will be the day.”