O'Shea and Given return to training

O'Shea and Given return to training

Injured pair back in training...
31st May 2012

Both John O'Shea and Shay Given took a part in today's Republic of Ireland workout at the training camp in Borgo A Buggiano, close to their base in Montecatini, Italy.

The pair missed Saturday's victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina with ankle and knee injuries respectively but Giovanni Trapattoni provided an upbeat assessment on the duo's recovery, insisting they are 'perfect.'

The Republic of Ireland manager also stated that the starting team he selects for Monday's friendly against Hungary in Budapest will have a major resemblance of the side which takes to the field for the opening EURO 2012 group tie against Croatia in Poznan on June 10.

Trapattoni said: "Shay Given I think is no problem. We will start the team in the last test that probably also 90 per cent that start the Euro."