O'Shea buoyed by life with Blues

09 October 2009 08:04
O'Shea joined the Premier League new boys from Galway United in August and wasted little time in making an impact when he was handed a debut as a substitute in the season's opener at Manchester United.[LNB]The midfielder started his first game for the club in a Carling Cup second round tie at Southampton on August 25 and has been in and around the squad for most of the season to date.[LNB]He said: "It's been great, I love it. Since I went over, everything happened so quickly, and I made by debut quickly enough as well, and that helps.[LNB]"I have been playing the Carling Cup games and on the bench nearly every week, so it's going really well. I am enjoying it, enjoying every minute.[LNB]"The week I signed, the manager came out and said, 'He's not one for now, he's one for the future'.[LNB]"To be fair, that's what I thought when I was going over anyway. I knew I would have to work hard because of the quality of the players who are there.[LNB]"I was shocked when I was in the squad and then playing, and I have been in nearly every squad so far."[LNB]But it is international football which currently concerns O'Shea, 21, as he and his compatriots attempt to re-ignite their European Under-21s Championship qualifying campaign against Georgia at Tallaght Stadium tonight and Switzerland in Waterford on Tuesday after taking just one point from their first two games.[LNB]He said: "There are great players in the squad and we have been playing really well.[LNB]"We have been playing good football and if we take the chances we have been creating, we will be a great team."[LNB][LNB]

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