Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni is eager to see Manchester United winger Robbie Brady in action tonight against Oman.

The Italian is intrigued by a player that he describes as a faster version of Andy Reid, with a confidence that sets him apart from the youngsters..

"I think he is particularly technical and creative," said Trapattoni. "We've had others like this in the past. We had Andy Reid, but he is quicker than Andy Reid..

"And he has a good personality. James McCarthy is a good player, but he's a little bit shy. Robbie Brady, no (he's not shy)..

"He knows his quality, and he's a little bit cocky at times. I think he can play well in this position, with good awareness of where the goal is."