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11th Nov 2014

VIDEO: Shay Given talks Scotland, McCarthy, McGeady and O’Shea’s equaliser at Ireland training today

He also had a few words on Jack Grealish

Darragh Murphy

The Donegal man addressed the big talking points ahead of Friday’s Glasgow showdown

The countdown to the big game at Parkhead has begun in earnest and today was the first chance the players had to speak to the media. Shay Given braved the rain in Malahide to answer the pitchside questions and you shouldn’t be surprised to learn the topics that came up.

The atmosphere on Friday night, the return of McGeady and McCarthy to Glasgow and how he felt watching John O’Shea’s goal in Germany from the comfort of his sofa all get an airing from the always affable keeper.

The Jack Grealish issue also cropped up and Given was very complimentary about his Aston Villa team-mate’s ability, but he couldn’t really shed any light on his international intentions.

‘He’s only a young and he’s probably got an agent in his head, English people, Irish people.

‘Hopefully he’ll pick us. He’s undecided and people shouldn’t pressurise him.’

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