Saturday 10 December 2016

WATCH: 'Hope to God he comes with us' - Roy Keane is very anxious to get Scott Hogan to commit to Ireland

Published 04/10/2016 | 14:02

Roy Keane wants to see Scott Hogan in an Ireland jersey
Roy Keane wants to see Scott Hogan in an Ireland jersey

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill will hold crunch talks with in-form Brentford striker Scott Hogan in the next few weeks to convince to throw in his lot with Ireland, Roy Keane has confirmed.

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Hogan is a target for a number of Premier League clubs in January given his stellar form in front of goal that has saw him register seven Championships goals already this season.

“The manager has touched base with him and is due to meet up with him in the next few weeks," he said

"We hope he’s keen to get on board but the manager is looking after that. If he needs me to have a conversation with him, I’m more than happy to get involved.

“He looks like a really good player, a proper goalscorer. I’ve seen him a few times. Hope to God he comes with us, he’ll be a good addition to the squad.”

The 24-year-old qualifies to play for Ireland through his grandparents.

Brentford are in seventh place in the Championship are 11 games, seven points behind leaders Huddersfield.

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