Keane set to play on Saturday

Last updated : 22 March 2011 By Paul Jennings

Robbie Keanes injury lay-off doesn't seem to have any effect on Irish manager Giovanni Trapattoni picking him to start again Macedonia on Saturday. Keane who i njured himself after 2 games for West Ham in which he scored a goal has only played a few minutes of the cup defeat to Stoke. He was unable to appear again Spurs on saturday who he is registered to still.

Keane met up with his Irish team-mates last night and looks set to get the nod from Trap. He has 45 goals from 104 games and the Italian feels Keanes experience is important.


He said on www.rte/sport/


"I am confident about Robbie. He can start the game and maybe after 60 minutes, we can look at other options.But we need experience in this game. We have to rely on pride and experience in this game. I saw Robbie in training and I am very confident of getting a good result."



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