ANDY REID hopes he can still play a part in Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign once he can regain fitness.
Reid has missed Nottingham Forest's last 13 games and has also been sidelined for all four Euro qualifiers with Ireland, but the 32-year-old is keen to contribute.
"I'm aiming to be fit over Christmas so hopefully if I can get back performing well for Forest then I can be a part of the rest of the Euro qualifying campaign. It's a really exciting group - it's an open group - and we are one of four teams genuinely competing to qualify," Reid said.
"I've been involved in one squad and picked in another that unfortunately I was injured for, so I haven't really had the opportunity to show what I can do.
"But I've played under Roy Keane at Sunderland and I think Martin knows what I'm capable of too," added Reid, who has played for Ireland just once since O'Neill took over from Giovanni Trapattoni.
Celtic trial for Derry's Duffy
DERRY City boss Peter Hutton is confident that striker Michael Duffy will impress on trial at Celtic in the coming days.
The Northern Ireland U21 cap starred for Derry last season and the SPL champions have invited him over for a trial.
"Michael will go over to Celtic this week. We have a very good record of players going across to England and Scotland and Michael deserves this opportunity," said Hutton, who has signed Cork's Cillian Morrison.