Everton defender Shane Duffy is delighted to be in the Republic of Ireland squad with Sunderland winger James McClean.

Duffy always knew that McClean had talent, but admits to being taken aback by the speed to which he has adapted to Premier League life.

"He was a good player when I was growing up with him and he's a few years older than me, but I still think that he's surprised everyone.

"When you see him now, you couldn't believe that he's come from Derry and the League of Ireland. It's all credit to him. He's a top lad."