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Ciaran has Euro aim for Ireland


Ciaran Clark (Getty Images)

Ciaran Clark (Getty Images)

Ciaran Clark (Getty Images)

Ciaran Clark hopes to use Ireland's friendly against Holland next week to impress manager Martin O'Neill ahead of Euro 2016.

The defender missed his club's last game of the season after aggravating an injury in training but his club are confident of him being fit and available to face Holland in Dublin on Friday week.

John O'Shea and Richard Keogh are established as the first choice central defensive pairing with Ireland but Clark filled in during the qualifying phase, playing in both legs of the play-off defeat of Bosnia.

He also started - and scored - in the first of the March friendly games, in the 1-0 win over Switzerland.

Boss Eric Black insists that Clark will be fit. "I would hope he'll be okay for the Euros," he said.