Given and Kilbane on for record
KEVIN Kilbane and Shay Given will break the Ireland caps record if picked to play against Brazil tomorrow night - and Kilbane has vowed to stick around and help Ireland get to the 2012 European Championship finals.
There was intense speculation that Kilbane would quit international football after the World Cup defeat in Paris and that his appearance against Brazil tomorrow - which would see Kilbane break Steve Staunton's caps record of 102 - would be his last.
But the 32-year-old wants to stay around for longer . "If I don't get picked I have had a great run, and I am just pleased that I am in this squad, and that I am available for the game, and I will make myself available," Kilbane said.
"But my intention is definitely to play in the Euro 2012 campaign. It is a group we can win because of the way we performed in the last group."
Meanwhile, Wolves boss Mick McCarthy is delighted to see Ireland man Andy Keogh back in action for the first time in three months. Dubliner Keogh had not played since November after suffering an ankle injury in training, but he made his comeback in Saturday's Premier League defeat to Bolton.