Duo made to wait by Trapattoni

Giovanni Trapattoni has kept faith with his big names for the Republic of Ireland's friendly at home to the Czech Republic on Wednesday night.

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Long: Starts up front alongside Keane

Long: Starts up front alongside Keane

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New boys James McClean and Shane Duffy, along with Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, could figure as substitutes at Dublin's Aviva Stadium, but the Italian will start with what is largely his tried and tested team.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, like midfielder Keith Fahey, has returned to his club after failing to shake off a knock, and Shane Long will partner skipper Robbie Keane in attack.

Republic of Ireland team: Given; O'Shea, St Ledger, O'Dea, Ward; Duff, Andrews, Whelan, McGeady; Long, Keane (capt).

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