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It's probably too late for the Euros but Andy Keogh is in superb form Down Under

Last weekend, the 29-year-old broke an A-League record and has hit ten goals since January.

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ON SUNDAY NIGHT, Perth Glory beat Melbourne City 3-2 to continue their excellent form in the A-League.

The win extended Glory’s winning streak to five while they’ve claimed ten victories from their last eleven matches. And Irish striker Andy Keogh has been a big reason for their great run.

In 13 appearances for the side since his return in January, he’s netted ten times. Nine of those goals have come in his last eight games and at the weekend, he broke the league’s all-time record for scoring streaks.

Glory are in fifth with one round of the regular season remaining and with the top-six qualifying for the play-offs, they still have the chance to grab a home berth for their first postseason game.

 

Given the current injury concerns for Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill, it would still seem unlikely that Keogh will play any part in the May friendly against the Netherlands.

The 29-year-old wasn’t included in the 40-man squad for Ireland’s recent games against Switzerland and Slovakia with the likes of Anthony Stokes, Jonny Hayes and Simon Cox getting the nod instead.

Still, Keogh believes he should get a shot based on his form.

Speaking to local press, he said:

There’s players getting picked in preliminary squads that aren’t scoring as much as me, so I’d like to think I can come into the reckoning. I’m only 29 and I have a lot to give.

“I look at some of the players that are being picked at the minute and I’m more than comfortable with competing against them.”

Keogh’s last appearance for the Irish team came in a game against Wales in 2013.

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