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It's been a controversial week in the Ireland camp with Trap dropping the Wolves man minutes before the Uefa-imposed deadline

ANALYSIS
By Ronan Murphy

It's been an interesting week for the Ireland Euro 2012 squad, with Kevin Foley being dropped from the squad in favour of Paul McShane. As well as that, a 5-0 win over a local Tuscan side has helped the fitness of many of Giovanni Trapattoni's fringe players.

  Shay GIVEN
Club: Aston Villa
Position: Goalkeeper

Should feature against Hungary on Monday as he attempts to return to full fitness ahead of Euro 2012. Restarted training on Thursday morning.
Keiren WESTWOOD
Club: Sunderland
Position: Goalkeeper

A clean sheet against Bosnia & Herzegovina and another 45 minutes without conceding against the Tuscan Select will definitely help his confidence.
David FORDE
Club: Millwall
Position: Goalkeeper

Came on at half time in Pistoia, and had an easy time with most of the action down the other end. Trap could give him a run out on Monday to help his fitness.
  Richard DUNNE
Club: Aston Villa
Position: Defender

Has said that he feels back to full fitness after playing both games this week, Ireland will need 'the Iron Curtain' at his best if they're to do anything at Euro 2012.

Sean ST LEDGER
Club: Leicester City
Position: Defender

Played over an hour against the Tuscans, which shows that St Ledger is another player who should be fit for the finals. Likely to partner Dunne against Hungary as Trap goes back to his preferred centre back unit.


Darren O'DEA
Club: Unattached
Position: Defender

A good 90 minutes against Bosnia has shown that the now unattached defender is a more than adequate back-up if Dunne or St Ledger are ruled out. Will be hoping he can get some game time to impress potential club managers.
  John O'SHEA
Club: Sunderland
Position: Defender

The biggest fitness doubt heading into Euro 2012. Positive words from the camp have nonetheless eased some fears that O'Shea won't feature at Euro 2012. Hopefully he can prove his fitness against Hungary.
  Stephen WARD
Club: Wolves
Position: Defender

Another decent display from the Wolves defender against Bosnia, and Trap has no concerns about his fitness. Guaranteed to start against Croatia.
Stephen KELLY
Club: Fulham
Position: Defender

Tested at left back against the Tuscan Select, and showed that he is more than capable of filling in for Stephen Ward if needed.
Paul McSHANE
Club: Hull City
Position: Defender

A surprise inclusion in the final 23-man squad, McShane leapfrogged Kevin Foley this week to the annoyance of many fans and pundits. However, McShane is capable of covering at centre back and looked comfortable on the right against Bosnia.
  Keith ANDREWS
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Position: Midfielder

Teamed up well with Darron Gibson on Saturday, and is a more attacking option than Whelan if Trap decides to mix up his central partnership.
Glenn WHELAN
Club: Stoke City
Position: Midfielder

Rested against the Tuscans, but should still be Trapattoni's first choice midfielder for the more competitive matches at Euro 2012.


Paul GREEN
Club: Unattached
Position: Midfielder

Called up at the expense of injured Keith Fahey, Green is a player who follows instruction well, and will stick to Trap's system if he's needed in Poland.
Darron GIBSON
Club: Everton
Position: Midfielder

A decent display against Bosnia should help his chances. Played a few poor passes but that's to be expected as Gibson takes more risks when trying to open opposition defences.
Damien DUFF
Club: Fulham
Position: Winger

Was unlucky not to score against Bosnia, and looked in good shape on the right. Should still start ahead of McClean.
Aiden McGEADY
Club: Spartak Moscow
Position: Winger

Came on at half time to give a man of the match display against Bosnia. Looks much better at right wing, but Trap will probably stick with his trusted McGeady-left Duff-right formation.
Stephen HUNT
Club: Wolves
Position: Winger

Disappointed not to get on against Bosnia, but made up for it with a good performance in Pistoia. Set up a couple of the Irish goals, to show he's not the forgotten wideman.

James McCLEAN
Club: Sunderland
Position: Winger

Impressed in his first Irish start, but waned as the game went on. Looked good on the right when McGeady came on, and should provide a fantastic option from the bench.
Robbie KEANE
Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
Position: Striker
 
His partnership with Kevin Doyle was overshadowed by Long and Walters in the second half against Bosnia, but two well-taken goals in the charity game show Keane is as sharp as ever.

Kevin DOYLE
Club: Wolves
Position: Striker

With the other four Irish strikers scoring against the Tuscan Select, Doyle could find his place under pressure, but put in a good shift against Bosnia.

Shane LONG
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Position: Striker

Came on to score the winner against Bosnia, and formed an excellent partnership with Jon Walters to give Trap a selection headache.
Jon WALTERS
Club: Stoke City
Position: Striker

Probably should have scored against Bosnia, and had a simple tap-in against Tuscany, but Walters looked best when holding up the ball and bringing others into play. An excellent option from the bench if Ireland are chasing a game.
Simon COX
Club: West Bromwich Albion
Position: Striker


Left on the bench against Bosnia, but linked up well with the like-minded Robbie Keane in midweek, and got on the scoresheet himself. It will be interesting to see how and when Cox is used in Poland.

Darren Randolph - Motherwell - Goalkeeper - With Given back in training, Randolph's chances of a call-up have diminished.

Kevin Foley - Wolves - Defender - Unlucky to be left out of the final squad, Foley has been the centre of many hysterical overreactions this week, with some pundits even ridiculously comparing his exclusion to Saipan.

Keith Fahey - Birmingham City - Midfielder - A sad week for the Blues midfielder as he was forced to pull out through injury.

Seamus Coleman - Everton - Winger - Still on standby with O'Shea's fitness speculation. The Hungary game will make things much clearer.

Andy Keogh - Millwall - Winger/Striker - Four strikers scoring in midweek mean that Keogh can probably book his summer holidays now.

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