Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Robbie Keane boost for Ireland

Giovanni Trappatoni received a welcome boost today with the news that Robbie Keane will resume full training with West Ham this week.

Record Irish goalscorer Keane, who resumed light training early last week is now ready to rejoin the Hammers first team squad.

Ireland face Macedonia in a crucial Euro 2012 qualifier in Dublin in three weeks time and a fit Robbie Keane would be an important boost to an Irish forward line already showing top form with the recent goal scoring displays of Wolves Kevin Doyle and Readings Shane Long.

Dubliner Keane has been sidelined for almost a month after picking up a calf injury in just his second game for the Hammers following his January loan move from Tottenham.