Sunderland boss O'Neill delighted for Meyler over Ireland debut

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is delighted for David Meyler over his Republic of Ireland debut.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is delighted for David Meyler over his Republic of Ireland debut.

Hs team-mates will have been just as delighted with O’Neill rating Meyler amongst the most popular figures on the playing staff.

O'Neill told safc.com: “David is a great character in the dressing room and on the training field – he’s always got a smile on his face.

“Even I’m feeling grumpy myself, it’s hard to imagine him being anything other than appreciative of the footballing life.

“He’s had a torrid time with injuries so it’s great to see him doing well.

“David is one of the most popular players in the dressing room, and I think deservedly so.”

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