Coleman in midfield for Republic

Coleman in midfield for Republic
Seamus Coleman will play on the right side of a four man midfield in tonight’s friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Spain in New York.

Seamus Coleman will play on the right side of a four man midfield in tonight’s friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Spain in New York.

The Killybegs man is one of only a handful of players retained in the starting eleven from Friday night’s win over Faroe Islands in Dublin.

Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick will make his first start in midfield alongside Wigan’s James McCarthy in a team featuring seven changes from that which started against the Faroes.

Tonight’s match kicks off at 1am (Irish time) and the Republic of Ireland team is: David Forde, Paul McShane, Sean St Ledger, Darren O’Dea, Stephen Kelly, Seamus Coleman, Jeff Hendrick, James McCarthy, Andy Keogh, Robbie Keane (cpt), Connor Sammon.