Ferdinand: Injuries are behind me

The England captain has been dogged by back problems in recent

weeks and at one point it was even suggested his World Cup dreams

could be in doubt. But the centre-back now insists that he has

pinpointed the issue and it should not be a problem again.

“Hopefully I’ve now got my finger on the pulse,” he told the Mail

on Sunday. “I am confident, I’m doing a lot of training in the

rehab room and I do loads of stuff to prevent anything else

happening. “I’m feeling very good. It’s just nice to be playing

again. “I am now playing two games in a week, yet in the last

couple of months I’ve not been able to imagine playing once so it’s

good to be in this position.”