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Friday 9 December 2016

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Roy: Ireland players will give England a hot reception

ROY Keane believes that Irish pride will guarantee a hot reception for England at the Aviva - even if everyone's mind is focused on getting three points from Scotland in a week's time.

"They want to win the game. They've got their pride and they want to turn England over, of course," said Keane.

"It's a big game to look forward to, it's a good game for the players in preparation for the Scotland game."

Keane is less concerned about what happened at Lansdowne Road 20 years ago as what will happen against Scotland next week.

"What happened 20 years ago? If the players get a good result, maybe it will give them a better chance of being in the starting 11 on Saturday.

"I'm guessing that's the players mindset at the moment," he maintained.

"We are looking forward to a really good game. England are coming. They've lots of good players and I'm pretty sure it will be sold out," he added.

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