Wednesday 17 January 2018

Trap makes three changes as Keane refuses LA call to return

IRELAND has made three changes to his starting eleven for tomorrow night’s Euro 2012 second-leg play-off game with Estonia.

Giovanni Trapattoni held a press briefing in Malahide this afternoon, after training at Gannon Park this morning.

Ireland goes into tomorrow’s match holding a virtually unassailable 4-0 from the first leg in Tallinn last Friday.

John O’Shea is fit again, so he replaces the injured Stephen Kelly at full-back.

And Kevin Doyle returns from suspension to partner Robbie Keane up front.

He takes the place of Tallinn goal scorer Jonathon Walters..

Stephen Hunt steps into the shoes of winger Aiden McGeady.

Meanwhile, LA Galaxy asked Robbie Keane to return to the States, as they continue their post-season run, but he refused.

Keane lines out at centre forward, hoping to add to his total of 55 international goals.

Ireland: Given, Ward, O’Shea, Dunne, St Ledger; Whelan, Duff, Andrews, Doyle, Hunt, Keane.

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