STEVE Bruce says that Robbie Brady has played his way into the Hull City side after a superb defensive display against Liverpool.
Brady, 22, started his first Premier League game of the season at Anfield but delivered a very solid display where he managed to keep Raheem Sterling quiet, Brady filling in as an emergency wing back after Andy Robertson was ruled out due to injury.
"Robbie never gave Sterling a kick. Robbie spent a long time last year waiting and waiting. But the last two weeks he's looked himself again," said Bruce after the 0-0 draw.
"Robertson will probably be fit next week but how would I say to Robbie Brady after that performance that you're not playing last week? He'll be the first name on the teamsheet."
Meanwhile, UCD boss Aaron Callaghan feels that his side have a good chance of preserving their Premier Division status for next season when they face up to Galway FC tonight.
A win for UCD against Drogheda United on Friday night means that Athlone Town were automatically relegated while UCD head into a two-legged playoff against Galway, who earned a crack at a Premier side having beaten Shelbourne 4-1 on aggregate in the first bout of the playoffs.
Tommy Dunne's Galway have already beaten UCD this season, in the FAI Cup, and Callaghan is keen to se better from his side in the first leg of that playoff at the UYCD Bowl tonight.
"When we played Galway earlier in the season they completely out played us and deserved their victory. The lads will have to be a lot better this time around if we are to have a chance in the tie. However if we play like we have done in the last two games then we will have every chance," says Callaghan.