NEWS: McShane set to captain his country

Paul McShane will wear the skipper’s armband in the Republic of Ireland’s friendly match against Italy on Tuesday night.

The Tigers defender, whose future at the KC remains in the balance, has been appointed as captain after Robbie Keane was released from the squad with a slight injury suffered in Ireland’s Euro 2012 qualifier in Macedonia at the weekend.

It’ll be quite the privilege for McShane, not least because the game is against the home nation of the Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni, although it will take place in Belgium at the Stade de Sclessin, home of Standard Liege.

City midfielder Kevin Kilbane has been rested from the team but there are other Tigers’ interests in Trapattoni’s confirmed side with the selection of former players Stephen Hunt and Keith Andrews in the midfield.

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  1. gjhdurham
    gjhdurham says:

    Well done,laddie! Didn’t know he’d captained Man U res. & youth teams… which makes those praising the signing of Man U youngsters, then having a go at McShane, look rather silly imo! His comments about not knowing the club’s intentions towards him smacks of more poor man management by the Tigers bosses. Rather sad really considering how good he was before Sunderland recalled him…injury, father’s death, loss of Turner/ destabilising of defence, etc. Oh well, have a good one v Italy!!

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