'Poppy Boy' Starts For Irish
James McClean will be given a rare start for the Republic of Ireland against World Cup holders Spain in New York tonight.
The Sunderland winger is set to take the place of Aiden McGeady, ironically a possible summer transfer target for Sunderland, who is getting married this weekend.
But John O’Shea won’t play as he’s been excused from the challenge match because of a family bereavement, while Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood is out with a minor injury.
McClean is in the shop window, as it is thought Di Canio will listen to offers for him during the transfer window.
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