Seamus Coleman back in Ireland gear is a sight to warm the cockles of your heart 4 years ago

Seamus Coleman back in Ireland gear is a sight to warm the cockles of your heart

Cyrus Christie will deputise at right-back on Sunday and he will deputise well, but it is hard not to pine for Seamus Coleman.

The Republic of Ireland's inspirational captain and talismanic full-back suffered a horrific double leg break in the last World Cup qualifier against Wales.

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The Donegal native has been shown lots of support since the tackle by Neil Taylor - with Ronald Koeman and his Everton backroom team travelling to Killybegs ahead of handing the 28-year-old a deal that will keep him with the Toffees until 2022.

This week it is Coleman's turn to show his support - travelling to Dublin to be with Martin O'Neill's squad as they prepare for Sunday's qualifier against Austria at Aviva Stadium.

Assistant manager Roy Keane told reporters on Friday that Coleman is in good spirits, saying it was "great" to have him in Abbotstown.

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Jon Walters appears to be fit to play after sitting out training on Wednesday and could be in line to captain the side again after his star turn against Uruguay.

But the squad are sure to get a boost from captain Coleman taking the time out of his holidays/recovery to lend his support ahead of the final game this season.

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