Thursday 30 March 2017

O'neill On . . .

Robbie Keane of Los Angeles Galaxy
Robbie Keane of Los Angeles Galaxy

ROBBIE KEANE'S ROLE

"I don't think I can rule out anybody. Robbie's still our best scorer. He came on against Poland, I was hoping that something might drop to him, but I have to say that he has been terrific around the place when he's not playing in the side. I just wish in my time he would have been a few years younger and then he'd have been straight in the side."

FORM MAN ALAN JUDGE

"He's been great around the training ground and I'd have less concern about putting him in now than I might have done a few weeks ago. The changes at Brentford didn't affect him."

ROBBIE BRADY'S POSITION

"Playing Robbie Brady on the left of a middle three is not a concern for me, absolutely not. I think he is able to cope with both positions now. I think we can learn a few things about Poland, including Robbie. But there would be no concern playing him further up the pitch. He did well against Germany."

JOHN O'SHEA'S INJURY

"I think it's a grade one hamstring injury. Obviously all hamstrings are concerning but it's less concerning than if it was a grade three. Only time will tell. It might be tight going but we'll see."

Irish Independent

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