Cunningham poised for senior debut

Teenager Greg Cunningham will win his for senior cap for the Republic of Ireland in Friday night's friendly clash with Algeria.

Last Updated: 27/05/10 at 15:27

Trapattoni: Called on Cunningham

Trapattoni: Called on Cunningham

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The 19-year-old Manchester City full-back, who made just three appearances as a substitute for his club last season, will line up on the left as John O'Shea moves into the middle to partner Sean St Ledger with Paul McShane having been released from the squad.

There will also be a first start for 27-year-old Derby midfielder Paul Green, who made his debut as a substitute against Paraguay on Tuesday evening.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni has an injury doubt over Liam Lawrence, who is struggling to shake off a groin problem, and Birmingham's Keith Fahey is standing by.

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