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Open thread: Aiden McGeady or James McClean at Euro 2012 - who would you pick?

The Spartak Moscow winger was in electric form and may have done enough to ensure a starting role at Euro 2012.

James McClean reacts after missing a goal chance against Bosnia.
James McClean reacts after missing a goal chance against Bosnia.
Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

THE CLAMOUR FOR James McClean to make the starting line-up for Ireland at Euro 2012 is not about to die down but Aiden McGeady delivered a reminder of his talents against Bosnia.

The Scottish-born winger was a constant source of danger in the 1-0 win and set up Shane Long for the winning goal.

McClean, making his first start for Ireland, started well and tested Asmir Begovic with a fine strike in the closing stages of the first-half.

He faded as the game went on and was overshadowed by his competitor for one of the wide berths.

Giovanni Trapattoni said, “It was important to give McClean the opportunity to play with the team to give him confidence.

At this moment Aiden McGeady is in a very good condition.

Who do you think is in pole position – McGeady or McClean? Or can room be found for both players in the Irish midfield?

Your thoughts and comments are welcome.

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