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Brady, Wilson named in Ireland side to face Faroes

Robbie Brady and Marc Wilson make their first competitive starts for Ireland in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier in Torshavn.

Young gun: Robbie Brady celebrates a goal in last month's friendly against Oman.
Young gun: Robbie Brady celebrates a goal in last month's friendly against Oman.
Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

ROBBIE BRADY AND Marc Wilson will make their first competitive starts as the Republic of Ireland look to put their German nightmare behind them against the Faroe Islands.

Brady created Ireland’s only goal, headed home by Andy Keogh in stoppage time, and the Manchester United youngster’s brief cameo was one of very few silver linings in a dismal 6-1 defeat last Friday.

The 20-year-old is included by manager Giovanni Trapattoni in midfield, one of three changes made by the under-fire Italian for tomorrow evening’s World Cup qualifier in Torshavn.

Stoke City defender Wilson is named at left-full in an otherwise unchanged back four, while captain Robbie Keane returns to win his 122nd international cap having shaken an Achilles’ injury which he aggravated in training last week.

Keane sat out the defeat to Germany as a result but is fit again to lead the line alongside Jonathan Walters in Trapattoni’s 4-4-2 formation.

Republic of Ireland (v Faroe Islands): Westwood, Coleman, O’Shea, O’Dea, Wilson, Brady, Andrews, McCarthy, McGeady, Keane, Walters.

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