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West Brom veteran Reid willing to end Ireland retirement

West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid says he'd be prepared to end his international retirement to help the Republic of Ireland.

The former Millwall man feels he is starting to reap the benefits of his decision to quit international football, having been a regular fixture in Roy Hodgson's starting XI so far this campaign.

"I think retiring from international football has helped me," Reid told the Express and Star.

"With international football I would have had another four, five or six games and instead I get the chance to recover.

"I think it's helped. If I had those games in midweek and been flying back from the other side of Europe to play in the Premier League it would have been a tough ask.

"I've started 14 league games on the spin, which is more than I've done for quite a while. At the moment I'm delighted with that and the fact I'm staying fit."

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