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Tuesday 24 October 2017

McGeady 'world class'

Aiden McGeady celebrates after scoring Ireland's opening goal during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Aiden McGeady celebrates after scoring Ireland's opening goal during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

JOHN O'SHEA believes that team-mate Aiden McGeady in now the category of world class players after the Everton man delivered that 2-1 win for Ireland in Georgia.

McGeady's 89th minute strike in Tbilisi earned Martin O'Neill a win on his competitive debut as Ireland boss and O'Shea (left), who is fast closing in on the 100-cap mark, reckons that McGeady is one of the best around.

"He's a top drawer player. Not many players in the world can have that skill and finish to win the game for you," said O'Shea, who can reach the ton if he plays in the next two qualifiers.

"I've played with Aiden in the Ireland team for a long, long time and in training up against him, too, I know the quality he's got."

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