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Roy to watch O'Kane

ROY KEANE will run his eye over Ireland hopeful Eunan O'Kane today as part of his latest scouting mission in the Championship.

Martin O'Neill will spend today in London at the Fulham-Hull City game, where Shane Long, David Meyler and Stephen Quinn are expected to feature for a Hull side who are missing injured duo Paul McShane and Robbie Brady.

But Keane's choice of game today again underlines his interest in the second tier in England as he will take in his former club Nottingham Forest's game away to Bournemouth.

With Andy Reid out for the season and Simon Cox a peripheral figure for Forest in recent weeks, the Irish interest will be on Stephen McLaughlin, the former Derry City man who had a successful debut for Forest last week.

But Keane is also eager to see Cherries midfielder O'Kane.

Previously capped at U21 level, the Derry-born midfielder has been impressive for Bournemouth this term, earning a man-of-the-match award in their FA Cup meeting with Liverpool.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has touted O'Kane (23) for a senior call-up.