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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Robbie Keane still is still our goal king, says Martin O'Neill

Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane

ROBBIE Keane is still Ireland's best chance of finding goals according to Ireland boss Martin O'Neill, writes PAUL HYLAND.

But Jon Walters is also pressing his claim for inclusion after a heartening improvement in his circumstances at Stoke.

"We have to try and find a goal to win the game (Poland). The onus is on us to attack because we're at home."

Playing up front on his on his own, particularly away from home can be a problem for any 34 year-old. Ask Drogba. It can be a problem." "Certainly it can be if it's not the kind of role you've been used to for quite some time or the role you're playing in the MSL."

O'Neill still rates Keane as his go to man for goals, despite reservations about his age.

"Robbie is our best scorer, lets be fair. His experience his goal getting, his canniness is an absolute asset to us even now and we couldn't be without it. It would be nice if some came up and took his place."

"Jon, he's wide right hand side, you know what you'll get for him. He'll work for you there and he'll get in at the back post," said O'Neill.

"He's got on remarkably well, considering now he's become a mainstay for the Stoke side and at the start of the season you would have thought that his time is nearly up."

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