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Walcott keen on partnership with Rooney

Theo Walcott is ready to answer Roy Hodgson's striking call should the England manager decide to pair the Arsenal man with Wayne Rooney at Wembley tomorrow night.

With Jermain Defoe and Daniel Sturridge both ruled out by injury, Hodgson has been left with only two forwards from his original squad, Rooney and Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck.

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