Celtic star McGeady to duck Japan tour

The Celtic star - who is 22 on Friday - is desperate to make an early impression on new Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni in two friendlies and at a training camp in the Algarve.

Asked if he'd be going to Japan, McGeady admitted: "I don't know.

"I've got two games with Ireland coming up and, if selected, hopefully I'll be away there. I'm really looking forward to working with Trapattoni."

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