Alan Smith says Gareth Southgate has a big decision to make over England captain Wayne Rooney against Slovenia on Tuesday. Wholesale Air Jordan . The Sky Sports pundit was at Wembley on Saturday evening to see Englands record goalscorer deployed in midfield against Malta, a position he has occupied in his last six international appearances.Smith praised fellow midfielders Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli, but insists Rooney does not have the ability to play that role against a higher standard of opposition. He feels interim England manager Southgate may need to change his thinking on his captain ahead of Tuesdays World Cup Qualifier in Slovenia.He told Sky Sports: Rooney played in that deep-lying position next to Jordan Henderson, who was man of the match by some distance; some of his passing was quite superb. Alan Smith says Gareth Southgate has a call to make on Wayne Rooney Rooney had loads of time because Malta had dropped off and he was able to lift his head and pick his passes like he was in training.Its going to be interesting, I cant really see him in that position against better opposition, and I cant really see him playing in that position against Slovenia on Tuesday, when hes actually got to do more defending.So theres a question mark there because Dele Alli did really well in the No 10 position behind Daniel Sturridge and he seems to be cementing his place there. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. For Rooney, I think he sees his future for England in that withdrawn position. The question is, does the manager see that?First-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Alli earned victory for Southgates side at Wembley and Smith described it as a solid start for Sam Allardyces successor. Gareth Southgate praised Wayne Rooney after the match But he feels the players need to be more ruthless in front of goal in the caretaker managers three remaining matches against Slovenia, Scotland and Spain.Smith added: I think it was a big, big day for Gareth Southgate, and a solid debut for him without being spectacular.England absolutely dominated possession from start to finish, Malta hardly got in Englands half let alone the penalty area.Its just a little disappointing they couldnt get more goals.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: England player ratings Southgate hails Rooney As it happened Group F table Air Jordan Sale . The 27th-ranked Austrian underwent surgery on a torn tendon in October and needs more time to recover, the Austria Press Agency reports on Saturday. Air Jordan 19 For Sale . -- LeBron James warned the Orlando Magic to stop double-teaming him and ignoring James Jones.ROME -- Canadian Daniel Nestor and Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic reached the doubles final of the Italian Open on Saturday as they beat top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan for the second week in a row, advancing 7-6 (3), 4-6, 12-10. The sixth-seeded pair, who beat the Americans last week in the Madrid Masters final, needed one hour 39 minutes to complete the semifinal victory at the Foro Italico. "Today we were fortunate," said Nestor. "It was a tight match with both teams playing well. We both had chances but we found a way to win today. "It seems that against the Bryans right now, we can play our best against them when we have to." Nestor and Zimonjic will play an unseeded duo on Sunday. Robin Haase of the Netherlands and Spains Feliciano Lopez were to play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic in the late semifinal. Either way, it will be a first career meeting for the veteran duo of Nestor and Zimonjic. "Both teams are very danngerous, and weve struggled against teams we dont know much about," said Nestor. Air Jordan Outlet. "We need to come to the court ready to play every point and not be satisfied with whats been going on for the last few weeks. "Our goal is to play well. If they are too good, well they are too good. If not, then we win a second title in a row." In the match tiebreak, Nestor and Zimonjic took a 6-3 lead only to give up three straight points. The Bryans blew a match point before Nestors team claimed victory on their second match point. The Canadian and his partner have won 26 titles as a team, including victories at Sydney and Madrid this season. They lost finals in Dubai and Barcelona. Nestor also won the Brisbane title alongside Mariusz Fyrstenberg of Poland in the opening week of the season. The Canadian is third with 84 career titles, trailing Mike Bryan (100) and Bob Bryan (98). The 41-year-old Canadian will be playing in his 140th career doubles final. ' ' '