Trapattoni unsure over Keane partner

BY foxsports • November 10, 2011

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is yet to decide who will partner skipper Robbie Keane in Friday night's Euro 2012 play-off first leg clash with Estonia.

Stoke frontman Jonathan Walters or West Brom's Simon Cox will get the nod to replace the suspended Kevin Doyle, but the Italian will finalise his selection overnight.

Stephen Kelly will take over from the injured John O'Shea at right-back, but Trapattoni, who confirmed the bulk of his team at a press conference at the A Le Coq Arena Thursday evening, will otherwise field his strongest available line-up.

Team: Shay Given; Stephen Kelly, Sean St Ledger, Richard Dunne, Stephen Ward;
Damien Duff, Glenn Whelan, Keith Andrews, Aiden McGeady; Robbie Keane, Jonathan
Walters/Simon Cox.


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