Harry Kane sets eyes on yet another of Wayne Rooney's England record
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Harry Kane sets eyes on yet another of Wayne Rooney's England record

Harry Kane would relish the chance to start when England play away to San Marino on Monday night in another World Cup qualifier. 

The Three Lions need a single point from the group's whipping boys to book a place in next year's tournament, and Kane would love to continue his scoring record. 

The Tottenham forward put his club form behind him to score a brilliant hat-trick against Albania last time out. 

The treble saw him become becomes England's all-time top scorer in competitive matches with 39 goals, two ahead of former Man United striker Wayne Rooney. 

Rooney however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored for England with 53, nine ahead of Kane. 

Speaking ahead of the match, coach Gareth Southgate spoke of starting the Spurs striker. 

“With Harry, I don’t think it would be right to treat this game any differently to any other by giving you [the media] the team,” Southgate said.

“But, for sure, he is keen to play. He wants to play. We have got to make sure we get this game won and we still have to try to qualify for the World Cup.”

Southgate added: “When we are picking a team, no matter the opponent, we are always thinking about having the right balance and leadership.

“In any game, if you don’t have the right leaders on the pitch and you don’t start the game well, then it can lead to anxiety and if you have not got enough experience around, that can lead to unnecessary difficult moments.

England will however miss the services of Luke Shaw, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Jordan Henderson, and Raheem Sterling for the clash. 

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