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Kerry boss Keane allays fears over Clifford's back injury

David Clifford will be fit to line-out against Tyrone, Peter Keane confirmed.

David Clifford on the field before the Meath game.
David Clifford on the field before the Meath game.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

KERRY MANAGER PETER Keane has confirmed that David Clifford will be fit to play against Tyrone in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

The Fossa prodigy missed the Kingdom’s win over Meath over the weekend due to a back injury, sparking fears about his availability for the last four clash. 

But speaking to Sky Sports after the Pairc Tailteann victory, Keane said: “It was just a knock in the back. He’ll be fine.”

Kerry didn’t miss their young star as Sean O’Shea dispatched 1-8 to help Kerry win their third win of the Super 8s stage. 

Ahead of their meeting with Tyrone, Keane says Kerry’s work-rate must improve if they’re to reach the final.

“I think our return needs to improve and our work rate needs to improve,” he said.

“We were just a bit flat ourselves. We needed to rectify that and I think we did.

“It was going to be tough. They (Meath) had nothing to lose and they shot at us. We got off to a great start, we had a few goal-scoring opportunities we didn’t avail of. I suppose they punished us for that. We’re out the gate anyway.”

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