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31 May 2013; Republic of Ireland's Wesley Hoolahan and Paul McShane in acton during squad training ahead of their Three International Friendly against Georgia on Sunday. Republic of Ireland Squad Training, Gannon Park, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

31 May 2013; Republic of Ireland's Wesley Hoolahan and Paul McShane in acton during squad training ahead of their Three International Friendly against Georgia on Sunday. Republic of Ireland Squad Training, Gannon Park, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

31 May 2013; Republic of Ireland's Wesley Hoolahan and Paul McShane in acton during squad training ahead of their Three International Friendly against Georgia on Sunday. Republic of Ireland Squad Training, Gannon Park, Malahide, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

NORWICH CITY star Wes Hoolahan (pictured) has pleaded for a chance from Giovanni Trapattoni to prove that he can come up with the goals to boost Ireland's bid to reach the World Cup finals.

The 31-year-old has yet to start a senior international despite a string of impressive displays for Norwich in the English Premier League, and while Trapattoni had initially hinted that he would start Hoolahan against England on Wednesday, that didn't happen as the ex-Shelbourne man was left on the bench.

Trap is likely to make changes for tomorrow's friendly with Georgia ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier at home to the Faroe Islands, and Hoolahan insists that he can be an asset to a team that needs to go on the attack.

"I think I can add something to the team if I come in, I like getting in the box, scoring goals, creating goals for other players, that's how I see my job. I am a player who likes to get forward and hopefully that's what I can bring to the team," Hoolahan said.

"I can play on the left or just in the middle as well but that free role is one I really enjoy, I have played well there at Premier League level and I think I could do well there at international level."

David Forde, James McCarthy, Shane Long and Glenn Whelan are four names likely to be rested against the Georgians tomorrow.

Robbie Brady was in line for a start against Temuri Ketsbaia's side but injury has forced the Hull City player out of the Irish squad.


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