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Sunderland winger McClean to make Republic of Ireland debut

Sunderland young gun James McClean will make his first start for the Republic of Ireland national team tomorrow.

The 23-year old winger, who recently switched allegiance from Northern Ireland, made his debut against the Czech Republic in February but has been confirmed as a starter for the friendly with Bosnia-Herzegovina at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

Also in Giovanni Trapattoni's starting line-up is goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, defenders Paul McShane, Richard Dunne, Sean St Ledger and Stephen Ward, midfielders Damien Duff, Darron Gibson, Glenn Whelan and McClean and strikers Kevin Doyle and Robbie Keane.

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Andrew Slevison
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