Gary Cahill to captain England in Germany

Dronfield born Gary Cahill
Dronfield born Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill will captain England in Saturday’s friendly with World Cup winners Germany in Berlin.

The Dronfield-born defender, 30, was confirmed as skipper on England’s official Twitter account.

The Chelsea man takes the armband in the absence of the injured Wayne Rooney.

“We can confirm that @GaryJCahill will captain #England against @DFB_Team tomorrow,” England wrote.

It will be the second time Cahill has worn his country’s armband from the outset, having first done so in October’s Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Estonia.