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.

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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