From the Back Pages, October 12: Roy Hodgson promises to manage Raheem Sterling’s fitness

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Roy Hodgson said that he will manage the fitness of Raheem Sterling in discussion with Liverpool, ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia. (The Independent)

Wayne Rooney is determined to break every England record in the book. The Three Lions’ skipper, who earns his 99th cap in Estonia today, says he will play for his country until at least the next World Cup in Russia - and intends to surpass Peter Shilton’s 125 appearances. (The Mirror)

The highest-ranked nation in Group E have already lost against the second and third seeds. The third seeds lost against the fourth seeds; the fourth seeds lost to the fifth seeds and the fifth seeds struggled to beat the sixth seeds. The sixth seeds are San Marino. (The Telegraph)

Poland stunned World Cup winners Germany 2-0 on Saturday to earn their first ever victory over their neighbours and take control of Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. (Daily Mail)

MARIO BALOTELLI angers his team-mates on and off the pitch, claims former Italy and AC Milan colleague Marco Amelia. (The Express)

Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane hits hat-trick against abject Gibraltar. (The Guardian)

Alastair Cook, the England captain, believes the country’s successful era under Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower has been “tarnished” by the claims made by Kevin Pietersen in his autobiography. (The Times)