"When I first came into the England set-up, Wayne was captain, he welcomed me and put his arm around me and made me feel at home".
Southgate did not want to fix a time in the game when Rooney would come on but said he had discussed it with the 33-year-old.
The way his record-breaking global career is being recognised in the Wayne Rooney Foundation worldwide has divided opinion, which Southgate believes highlights the lack of appreciation for the DC United forward. "As soon as he comes on I will be giving him that armband".
"It is going to be a huge night for Wayne and we want to make it special for him", Delph said.
"We are delighted to have him with us".
After displaying improvement with the famous 5-1 triumph over Germany, the Swede's tenure ended without reaching further than a quarter-final at a major tournament.
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After making history in becoming England's all time leading goalscorer on 8th September during a European Championship qualifier against Switzerland, Wayne Rooney was interviewed by the FA's official Youtube channel to select his favourite three England goals.
"The fans have been brilliant to me and it will be nice to see a few familiar faces when I go to a game over Christmas", Rooney added. "The money will be raised for children's charities, which I think is really important", Rooney said.
Jadon Sancho is set to be handed his full England debut, according to Sky sources, but Southgate remained coy on the inclusion of his youngsters.
"We've played young players in the World Cup and we have played young players in the match [against Spain] in Seville last month".
"Our financial strength enables us to continue to attract and retain top players and to invest in our academy, as we look to drive the success on the pitch that the club and our fans expect", Woodward said.
"I tend to just play down the middle".