West Ham utility O'Brien happy with Ireland recall

West Ham United utility Joey O'Brien is delighted to be back in the Republic of Ireland squad.

West Ham United utility Joey O'Brien is delighted to be back in the Republic of Ireland squad.

The 27-year-old West Ham defender has just five senior caps to his name with a combination of injuries and former Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni's decision to ignore him for long periods having limited his involvement.

He said: "Look, I was injured for a couple of years really and the manager had come in and maybe had his players and had his ideas of a team, so when I came back and I was playing, he wasn't really putting me in the squads.

"But that time has gone now. It's a new manager, so it's just looking forward and hopefully I can feature somehow in the next two games."

 
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