Thursday 27 October 2016


JACK Grealish will stick to his stated plan and play for the Ireland Under-21s in September according to his father Kevin.

And that means that a final decision on which country he wants to play for will not come before then.

After a less than serious suggestion from Kevin Grealish that his son could play 45 minutes for Ireland AND England at the Aviva in June, his latest contribution to the debate makes a lot more sense.

"Jack will ultimately make the decision on his international future, but nothing has changed since he made that statement last month," his father said.

Meanwhile Ireland boss Martin O'Neill, now actively pursuing Preston hotshot Joe Garner, was offered some hope by Patrick Bamford that he has not ruled out playing in green.

"My mum's side is Irish and my dad's side is English so it was a tough decision for me. Being English, it was always my dream to play for England, but I am not going to rule out either option,

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