Adam Davy Hogan holds off Reading captain and Ireland defender Paul McShane.
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'Please God he'd like to come on board. I think we would be good for him too' - Keane
Brentford striker Scott Hogan is due to meet with Ireland manager Martin O’Neill in the coming weeks, it was revealed today.

IRELAND ASSISTANT BOSS Roy Keane is hopeful they can secure the services of Scott Hogan in the near future.

The 24-year-old’s goalscoring form caught the attention of Martin O’Neill and his management team in recent months and the Ireland boss made contact with the player’s agent.

Brentford striker Hogan, who has seven goals in 11 Championship games this season, said he wants to concentrate on club football right now as he looks to rebuild his career after two cruciate ligament injuries.

He hasn’t been called up for this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova, with O’Neill suggesting he has “a number of options”, but Keane seems pretty upbeat about the chances of him lining out for the country of three of his grandparents.

“The manager has touched base with the player and I think he is due to try meet up in the next few weeks,” Keane said today. “We’re hoping that he’s keen to come on board.

“The manager is looking after that and it would be great to get him involved. He looks a really good player, a proper goalscorer.

“He’s had injuries over the last few years but I’ve seen him myself a couple of times as well as the other staff.

If it needs for me to get involved in it like I’ve always done with the manager for other players, then I’m happy to get involved in the conversation.

“The manager is focused on that at the moment and fingers crossed there will be some good news on that in the next month or two.

“On the fact that the player has other options, we have had that with Grealish and other players and you have to respect their decision.

“Please God he would like to come on board with us because I think we would be good for him as well.”

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