Wayne Rooney ditches headband

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Wayne Rooney is set to ditch his headband having scored with his headband-less head against Poland for England.

The Manchester United striker has been sporting the accessory since sustaining a severe cut on his head in training.

GiveMeSport showed you an exclusive picture of the gash, and it is thought the wound has finally healed well enough to play without the headband.

The injury kept Rooney out of United's game against Liverpool as well as crucial World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

However, having netted last night whilst his headband lay on the turf, he believes it may be time to play without it.

He also thinks losing the headband last night aided in his goal:

"I went for a header just before I scored and it got knocked off, and then I chased back, so I didn't have time to go and get it," Rooney is quoted as saying on ESPN. 

"But it probably helped me in some ways that it was off when the ball came in, because I could direct it better."

Having scored the goal that set England on the way, Rooney is now confident that he can lose the headband in time for his next game.

"I think it's the first time I have headed the ball without it on, and hopefully, come the weekend, I won't have to wear it," he said.

Rooney's goal helped England on the way to securing World Cup qualification, but the forward's attention will now be on Southampton who face a trip to struggling United.

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