ALL THINGS IRELAND: DOYLE RETURNS TO IRELAND TEAM FOR PLAY-OFF 2ND LEG
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Monday, November 14, 2011

DOYLE RETURNS TO IRELAND TEAM FOR PLAY-OFF 2ND LEG

Ireland Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has made the minimum of changes to his team to face Estonia at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

Kevin Doyle returns from suspension to win his 46th cap for Ireland during which time he has scored 10 goals for his country.
The 28 year old replaces unlucky Jonathon Walters of Stoke who scored a goal and was a major presence in the Irish victory last Friday.

Stephen Kelly has been ruled out at right-back due to a groin strain, so his place goes to Sunderland's John O'Shea who returns from a hamstring problem.

The one optional change that Trap has made is introducing the all-action Stephen Hunt in place of Aidan McGeady on the wing, a choice I entirely agree with.

It appears that LA Galaxy wanted Ireland Captain to rejoin them ahead of the 2nd leg in Dublin but that Robbie Keane refused along with the FAI to release oue Captain ahead of our final match of the campaign.

Lets hope for a 2-0 win at the Aviva this evening and as Richard Dunne said today; "..give the Manager a new contract for the World Cup".

Team: Shay Given, John O'Shea, Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger, Stephen Ward, Stephen Hunt, Keith Andrews, Glenn Whelan, Damien Duff, Kevin Doyle, Robbie Keane (captain).

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