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Brady highlight of a good night's work for Quinn

AS JURGEN Klinsmann said before last night's friendly in Dublin, Robbie Keane is a major figure on the soccer scene in the USA.

But his namesake, Robbie Brady, will have now made a few people take note of his name with his display against the Americans last night.

Stephen Ward appears to have the left back slot nailed down but Brady, despite some defensive lapses, played well in the role and contributed to the 4-1 win with two goals, no surprise for his Hull City team-mate Stephen Quinn.

"Robbie Brady has been brilliant for the last few weeks and has been chomping at the bit, really. He's had a tough year with a groin injury but he thoroughly deserved that last night as he is going to be a top, top player," said Quinn.

"He works on free kicks like that in training every day. He has a great shot and a great strike of the ball, he's just an exceptionally talented footballer and I think that left wing back slot suits him as he is coming into play.

"We have him and Seamus Coleman, or Cyrus Christie, on the right and they don't just defend, they are modern-day full backs, they are up and down the pitch and their athleticism is great to see.

"Robbie has great feet, he has everything. I know all about him, playing at Hull, we had a great year in the Championship and we played most of the games together down that left side. He was top class that season and I always knew he was going to shine for Ireland," added Quinn, who feels that the USA win has lifted the gloom from Glasgow.

"The future is bright. We needed that result after the disappointment of last Friday and we can take a lot of positives from it," he said.

"We were bitterly disappointed with the Scottish result but lads had a few points to prove out there last night and maybe there are chances now for the next game, I don't think anyone disappointed. A friendly is an exercise to try out some new players and the manager did that really well last night, a lot of players needed games, he needs to see a lot more of them and it was a good lesson last night."


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