Keane to get back to action against the Faroes
Prior to last Friday night we would not have thought we would have to rush players back from injury, but that is precisely the situation we find ourselves in.
By Declan Whooley
After our drubbing at the hands of Germany, Giovanni Trapattoni will be hoping that striker Robbie Keane shakes off his Achilles injury to play some part in tomorrow’s qualifier.
The LA Galaxy striker was part of the squad that flew to Torshavn yesterday and an FAI spokesperson quoted in today’s Irish Examiner indicated he should be ready for the now crucial encounter.
"Following training this morning (Sunday) in Gannon Park, Robbie Keane has been ruled fit to travel with the squad for Tuesday’s match against the Faroe Islands," the spokesperson said.
Goal scorer Andy Keogh has been ruled out after suffering concussion.
Trap also told the press that he has not lost his temper with the players after the heavy defeat, that we were simply bowled over by the better side.
“When you fail, it is no good being angry. You have to accept Germany were superior,” he said.
The Irish Independent today are leading with the story that the Italian will be sacked if things go belly-up in Torshavn as he no longer has the full backing of the FAI.
A spokesperson said that the Association would never sack the manager in between games, but would do so after tomorrow’s game if the desired result is not achieved.