McShane's still unsure of Euro nod

Aidan Fitzmaurice

PAUL McSHANE trained with his Ireland team-mates in a sun-drenched Italy last night but the Hull City man is unsure if he will still be part of the panel when the Irish squad arrive in Poland next Tuesday.

McShane was summoned from the stand-by list and called in to play against Bosnia last Saturday, and was also asked to travel to Italy for the week-long training camp in Montecatini. "I'm going to Italy, but after that, I don't know really," McShane said after Saturday's win over Bosnia.

"I'm just going to take each step at a time and expect nothing. If I end up going to Poland, that's great, but if not, I'm just happy to be here with the lads.

"The manager hasn;t said much really. I've just come in and trained. He's said to me that I've got as much of a chance as any other player, so that's a good thing to hear. I'm just going to train away and play the games and see where it takes me.

"It's been a topsy-turvy week, but it's nice to be back in the squad. I got the phone call on Wednesday morning. I didn't know much about it. It was the last thing I expected at the start of this week, to be playing in this game.

"I was very disappointed not to be in original squad but I've not had the best of seasons with games. I had injuries at the start of the season and then with whatever was happening at Hull, so it's been stop and start. I've only played about 10 games.

"I was disappointed, but at the same time I could sort of see the logic."