Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni was handed a boost on Thursday when midfielder Damien Duff was able to train.

The Fulham winger sat out the first two days of preparations for Saturday night's Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia with an Achilles problem, but was able to join in with his team-mates at Malahide on Thursday morning.

 

However, defenders Sean St Ledger and Seamus Coleman were missing once again with knee and ankle injuries respectively.

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