Manager's derby criticism riles goalkeeper and further aggravates his relationship with senior players
Belgian scores winner against Reading as record signing fails to even make the bench
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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.
Giovanni Trapattoni has hit back at claims that he was too loyal to his senior men during the Republic of Ireland's disappointing Euro 2012 campaign.
Robbie Keane has insisted there is "no chance" of Giovanni Trapattoni's job as Republic of Ireland manager coming under threat, despite their European Championship nightmare
Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is confident the hunger of his players is all they need to see them through their Euro 2012 campaign.
Man-for-man marking from the Euro 2012 match at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan
Robbie Keane cannot wait to get started as the Republic of Ireland finalise their preparations for their Euro 2012 kick-off on Sunday evening.
Shane Long is determined to win a four-way battle for the right to partner Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane at Euro 2012.
Republic of Ireland keeper Shay Given will travel to London tomorrow to consult a specialist over his knee injury.
Former England striker Emile Heskey has been released by Aston Villa after three and a half years with the midlands club.
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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has come out fighting ahead of a proposed fans' protest before Sunday's home game with Manchester City and insisted: "I'll get it right at this club."
Aston Villa supporters are being urged to attend a pre-match protest against manager Alex McLeish ahead of Sunday's home clash with Manchester City.
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