Giovanni Trapattoni has suggested that Manchester United winger Robbie Brady is not experienced enough to be included in the Republic of Ireland squad to take on Germany on October 12.
After breaking the goalscoring record for the Ireland under-21 team, Brady made his senior debut for the Boys in Green against Oman on September 11, where he was instrumental in the 4-1 victory, marking the occasion with a goal and two assists.
"After the game against Oman I said congratulations to him, and I liked him a lot," Trapattoni said of Brady's debut at Craven Cottage.
The 20-year-old winger, who spent last season on loan at Championship outfit Hull City, made his senior debut for the Red Devils in their 2-1 League Cup victory over Newcastle yesterday evening, and has been named as a standby player for Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Faroe Islands.
However, the Italian tactician was keen to emphasise that, while Brady was a creative player, he needed to rely on more experienced players, such as Glenn Whelan and Keith Andrews.
"He is a creative player, but, against this opponent (Germany), we need players with experience. We have [Glenn] Whelan, [Keith] Andrews, [Keith] Fahey," Trapattoni told reporters.
Republic of Ireland welcome Germany to Dublin on October 12 before making the trip to Torshavn to take on Faroe Islands.