Andy Keogh hopeful of Euro 2016 chance

Andy Keogh is eyeing a Republic of Ireland recall after breaking an Australian league goalscoring record.

The 29-year-old scored in his eighth consecutive A-League match for Perth Glory yesterday, netting in a dramatic 3-2 win over Melbourne City.

Keogh has 30 caps for Republic of Ireland, the last of which came in 2013, but he is determined to catch Martin O’Neill’s attention in the run-up to Euro 2016.

Keogh said: “I’m hoping Martin O’Neill has noticed. I love my country and feel I can contribute, especially as I’m in good form and scoring goals.

“Martin has shown a willingness to look outside the box with some players and I’d love to show what I could do in a training camp.”

In Italy, former Lazio striker Simone Inzaghi has replaced Stefano Pioli as Biancoceleste boss following Sunday’s heavy derby defeat to Roma.

Pioli was sacked after overseeing a 4-1 loss to Lazio’s fiercest rivals, who are 18 points better off in Serie A and pushing Napoli for second place while the Eagles languish in eighth.

Three hours after full-time at the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio released a statement which said Inzaghi, who was on the club’s books as a player for over a decade, had been placed in charge.

In Scotland, Aberdeen cut Celtic’s advantage at the top of the Premiership to four points after a 3-0 win over Hamilton.

Celtic beat Hearts 3-1.


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