Rooney return... England is preparing for Wayne Rooney's return from suspension ahead of its clash with Ukraine. (Getty Images)
Wayne Rooney's re-integration into the England side has begun as the EURO 2012 squad resumed training ahead of its crucial clash with Ukraine.
Rooney arrived at the side's Hutnik Stadium base on the outskirts of Krakow, along with his 22 other team-mates, with the big question being who would partner the country's talisman in its final Group D game in Donetsk.
Danny Welbeck appeared favourite to get the nod to play alongside his Manchester United teammate, whose recall to the side after a two-game ban was never really in doubt, despite England taking four points from its matches against France and Sweden at EURO 2012.
That would almost certainly mean Andy Carroll, a scorer in the latter game, making way against co-host Ukraine.
Although, with England training behind closed doors, it was going to be difficult to glean manager Roy Hodgson's exact thoughts.
Hodgson gave his players a day off yesterday and he may decide - as he did two days after the France game - to wrap some of those who played against Sweden in cotton wool again.
Chelsea star Ashley Cole usually does not train fully two days after a match for club and country and he could be joined by others in undertaking gym and pool work.