Q) How close is Jason Knight to starting? Is he ready to start?
Rooney: Yes, Knighty is a top professional; he has worked extremely hard while he has been off injured. There are no issues whatsoever with his fitness levels, even though he has been out for a while. If I need him to play, he will be ready to play.
Q) How is Festy Ebosele, who has had a knee problem?
Rooney: He is improving. He should be training with us back end of this week or early next week.
Q) How is Krystian Bielik's recovery going?
Rooney: Krystian is doing really well. He is on the grass with the ball at his feet, and he is on track with his injury. I am pleased. He seems to be in a better place, as well. He has been coming to the away games, being around the team, which is great to have him around the other players.
Q) And how is Colin Kazim-Richards' recovery going?
Rooney: Colin is out of his (protective) boot and off his crutches now and doing his recovery work. After the next international break, we can assess where he is, and then it shouldn't be that long after the international break.