Next Game

Gibraltar v Rep Ire

Friday, 04 September 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group D

Aviva Stadium

Last Game

Rep Ire 1 - 1 Scotland

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group D

Pilkington targets big finish

Anthony Pilkington hopes a strong finish to the season with Norwich will earn him his Republic of Ireland debut against England at Wembley on 29 May.

Last Updated: 12/05/13 at 14:20 Post Comment

Anthony Pilkington: Hoping of Ireland debut at Wembley

Anthony Pilkington: Hoping of Ireland debut at Wembley

The Canaries winger has recovered from the latest of a run of niggling injuries to boost Chris Hughton's attacking options for Sunday's Premier League game with West Brom.

Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni is due to watch Pilkington and team-mate Wes Hoolahan at Carrow Road, and the former admits the prospect of a chance to run out at Wembley would make a sweet end to what has been a frustrating campaign.

He said: "To play at Wembley is massive for any footballer - it's one of the best stadiums to play at, in front of the English fans in England v Ireland would be great."

Norwich are three points clear of the relegation zone and with their campaign finishing at Manchester City next weekend, Pilkington maintains everyone is determined to secure their safety against the Baggies.

He said: "The boys have picked themselves up, the staff have picked themselves up - we have just been training out there at Carrow Road and the mood has been really good.

"Swansea winning was a great result for us, but we have to concentrate on ourselves and make sure we do things right.

"We believe we have the quality to go out there on Sunday and finish the job off."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company