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15 February 2019

"Hopefully I will be available in the next few months" says Republic bound strie

Will Keane is closing in on getting the green light to play for the Republic of Ireland.

The 26-year-old is capped by England at U21 level but qualifies to play for the Irish through his dad.

“The ball is rolling with that. I spoke to Mick McCarthy [Ireland manager] a few weeks back and he said he’d like me to declare,” explained Will in an interview in the matchday programme for Saturday’s game against Stoke.

“That is something I have been looking at for a while. I heard I might be on the radar when I was at Hull but things are moving forward now and hopefully I will be available in the next few months.”

Will’s twin brother, Michael, who is at Everton, is capped by England at full international level.

Read more from Will on his scraps with the brother, playing alongside Pogba and Lingard, his rollercoaster of emotions at Manchester United and a possible long term future at Town in Saturday’s programme.

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