The England striker says he's ready and raring to go against Montenegro on Friday
England stiker Wayne Rooney insists he is fully fit and ready to go against Montenegro on Friday night.
Rooney missed the Three Lions' last two qualifiers with a head injury sustained during training for Manchester United and in his matches since he has sported a protective head-band.
On his return to action at Old Trafford he has bagged five goals in six outings and with two games in a few days for England, he says he just wants to keep playing.
"I feel as fit as I have done, a couple of injuries in pre-season, but I feel great," Rooney said.
"[The head injury] actually didn't hurt, to be honest it was so quick. It was an accident really, it was just one of those things that happened.
"It was unfortunate at the timing, before we played Liverpool and before the two England games. But the Doctors from both United and England made it clear I wouldn't be able to play, I was disappointed.
"At first, I was wanting to try and play in the Liverpool game. They just said there was no chance, it had only been stitched up the day before. If it opened up I would have had to go get surgery, so the two doctors from the club and country sat down and made the decision."
He continued: "I just had to accept whatever they said. It was disappointing but I had to get on with it.
"I'm in good shape, I just want to play and train every day."
Asked if he will wear the head-band at Wembley on Friday night, Rooney responded: "I hope not, it's not the nicest thing to wear when you're going to play football.
"Again it's down to the doctors and what they tell me, I haven't been wearing it in training and just avoiding heading the ball. I think they're worried if I get a elbow or a clash of heads, then it might open up again
"I think I'll just take the advice from the doctor on this one."
England are only missing Ashley Cole from the original 23-man squad named by Roy Hodgson last week.
Rooney believes they can get the right results against Montenegro at Wembley on Friday, followed by another home game with Poland four days later.
But he knows he and his team-mates must prove they are good enough to get to Brazil next summer.
"You don't know what's going to happen, you'll have to deal with that when it comes. But we're confident, we believe we've got the players, we believe we're good enough.
"I think it's important to us as a team that we go and prove ourselves. There have been a few doubters, in recent games, but we have to go and prove we're good enough to get there."
He added: "These are two games where we can do that. We can excel with the talent we've got in the squad."
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