Kilbane admits draw distraction

18 October 2009 12:52
Hull's Kevin Kilbane insists beating Fulham on Monday is his top priority - but the World Cup will not be far from his mind. Kilbane, who won his 100th cap for the Republic of Ireland last week, will take time out from the Tigers' preparations for the evening kick-off by watching his country's play-off draw. The 32-year-old will be in good company in the Hull squad with countrymen Stephen Hunt and Paul McShane also keen to learn who Ireland will play for a place in South Africa next summer. Kilbane said: "We will all be watching the draw, but we have to try to be focused on Fulham in the evening. "With my professional hat on, I will be looking whole-heartedly at Fulham - but I think we will be having a little look whenever that draw is made."

Source: Eurosport

World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0