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O'Shea Gives McClean A Kick Up The Backside!
Published : 06 Feb 2013 11:35:12Rss feed
John O'Shea has told winger James McClean to make his mark as he attempts to establish himself in the Republic of Ireland team.
McClean will line up on the left with 21-year-old Robbie Brady occupying the right wing.
John O'Shea: "It's a fantastic opportunity for James.
"He hasn't played the last couple of games for Sunderland, but just before that a couple of months ago, he was scoring goals again and starting to show what I know especially James is capable of and what he has shown in the last couple of days in training.
"The maturity shows, especially defensively. He probably does it too much - he helps out his full-back too much. He probably needs to concentrate more on his attacking game.
"It's a great opportunity for him and I am more than confident he will take it with both hands because he has got the hunger to do well.
"Once you are doing the right things off the pitch, it should come right for you on it, and he has definitely been doing that."
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