Damien Duff

Stephen Kelly rumours increase pressure on Giovanni Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni, the Republic of Ireland manager, will turn to youth and experience tonight as he attempts to recover from the heavy defeat to Germany in Dublin on Friday evening. Robbie Keane, the all-time record Irish goalscorer, will return up front. Robbie Brady, the 20-year-old midfielder from Manchester United, will make his first competitive start. Marc Wilson will come in at left-back.

Fulham set to win Steve Sidwell chase

Fulham manager Mark Hughes wants Steve Sidwell to rejuvenate his career at Craven Cottage and bring drive to the midfield after apparently capturing him from under the noses of Premier League rivals.

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Wolfsburg fear Dzeko will move to England

Wolfsburg manager Lorenz Gunther Kostner admits he is unsure whether star striker Edin Dzeko will be able to resist the temptation of a move to the Barclays Premier League this summer.