TRAP is not for turning. The Irish manager is going to do things his way and will look for a response in Slovakia from largely the same team who saw action against Russia.ng

TRAP is not for turning. The Irish manager is going to do things his way and will look for a response in Slovakia from largely the same team who saw action against Russia.

Giovanni Trapattoni has resisted the calls to change his starting eleven for tomorrow night’s clash in Zilina, a game that has taken on vital importance in Ireland’s quest for Euro qualification.

Shane Long replaces Kevin Doyle but otherwise it’s as you were with a doubt over the inclusion of Liam Lawrence.

Paul Green retains his place in midfield despite the criticism he received for his performance on Friday night.

Lawrence has a slight muscular injury and Keith Fahey is on stand-by.

Republic of Ireland:

Given, O’Shea, Dunne, St Ledger, Kilbane, Lawrence or Fahey, Green, Whelan, McGeady, Long, Keane.