Westwood in fitness battle
Published 08/03/2011 | 05:00
The Irish management team will be keeping an eye on the Keepmoat Stadium this evening, with indications that an injury to Coventry 'keeper Keiren Westwood may not be as bad as initially feared, writes Daniel McDonnell.
Westwood is rated a doubt for Coventry's trip to take on Doncaster in the Championship, a positive state of affairs given fears the injury he sustained in his side's loss to Bristol City on Saturday would rule him out of the Euro 2012 qualifier with Macedonia on March 26.
He is suffering from a leg muscle problem, a serious concern for Giovanni Trapattoni given that Westwood is the intended replacement for Shay Given -- who is ruled out of the Macedonian encounter with a shoulder problem.