Dunne boost for Ireland
Published 12/01/2013 | 05:00
Dunne has not played since last summer's European Championship finals, having damaged his hip and groin.
He has undergone three operations, the latest of which was carried out in the United States.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert yesterday hinted that Dunne may still be part of his plans, despite the player being linked with a move to QPR, New York Red Bulls and Robbie Keane's LA Galaxy in recent weeks.