Republic of Ireland new boys James McClean and Shane Duffy will have to wait for their chance after manager Giovanni Trapattoni kept faith with his big names for tomorrow night’s friendly against the Czech Republic.
The pair, along with Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, could figure as substitutes, but the Italian will start with what is largely his tried and tested team.
Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, like midfielder Keith Fahey, has returned to his club after failing to shake of a knock, and Shane Long will partner skipper Robbie Keane in attack.
Kevin Doyle has been ruled out of contention through injury, like midfielder Keith Fahey, so Shane Long will partner Robbie Keane in attack while Darren O'Dea will deputise for the injured Richard Dunne in defence.
Team: Given; O’Shea, St Ledger, O’Dea, Ward; Duff, Andrews, Whelan, McGeady; Long, Keane (Capt).