Video: Robbie’s still scoring in LA as injury headache piles up back home for Trap
The good news this morning is that Robbie Keane looks in good form. The bad news is that Trap’s squad has hit an injury crisis.
As it is early on a Sunday, we will begin with some good news for Irish football fans. With Kevin Doyle out, we will be relying on Robbie Keane more than ever to get us a goal at Aviva Stadium against Germany on Friday.
We know that many of you think he shouldn’t be next or near our starting XI but he is and he will line out in Dublin on Friday night. So at least we should be grateful that the Dubliner is still in fine form in the MLS. Keane bagged his 15th of the season last night as his LA Galaxy lost 2-1 to Real Salt Lake last night.
And a fine goal it was too, with Robbie stroking home a lovely volley with his left peg. Skip to 2.08 on the attached video to see it.
Now, as advised, we have some bad news regarding Trap’s squad. Firstly, Sean St Ledger, an almost certain starter on Friday, is ‘unlikely to be fit’ according to the FAI. The centre-half picked up a knock for Leicester against Bristol City and limped off with a hamstring problem.
In a statement, the FAI said: “Sean St Ledger sustained a suspected hamstring injury today. At the moment it looks unlikely that he will be able to play in the Germany match but he will report for assessment.”
With Richard Dunne out, we really hope St Ledger makes it as Trap is more likely to reshuffle his defensive options than call up Ciaran Clark or Shane Duffy. And in more bad news, James McClean is also a worry after he reported a tight groin after Sunderland’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City. The winger will stay with his club until tomorrow when he will undergo a scan to assess the injury.
Fingers crossed folks.