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O'Neill to watch O'Brien

MARTIN O'Neill will run his eye over Joey O'Brien as a potential left back for the Euro 2016 campaign in London today, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

The Ireland boss is heading to the Crystal Palace-West Ham United game today on his latest spying mission. Palace defender Damien Delaney has featured under O'Neill since he was appointed as Ireland boss but was only a late sub in last week's defeat to Arsenal and may not be in the starting XI today, while uncapped defender Paddy McCarthy was left on the bench.

O'Brien started for the Hammers last week at home to Spurs and is hoping that his international career can finally get into gear in the Euro campaign.

O'Neill will head to Hull tomorrow to see a feast of Irish talent in their game at home to Stoke City. Robbie Brady has yet to play for Ireland under O'Neill but the winger is keen to catch the eye.


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