Versatile Kelly ready for action

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Stephen Kelly and Paul McShane have told Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni they are ready to step into the breach if he needs them.

Kelly has made his name as a full-back but can play across the back four, while McShane has lined up on both the right side and in the middle of the defence during his career to date - and that versatility could prove key at Euro 2012 with John O'Shea and Darren O'Dea nursing injuries and Richard Dunne and Sean St Ledger also suffering niggles.

As a result, both Kelly and McShane are happy to be considered for multiple roles, and the 28-year-old Fulham defender said: "If the manager was to ask me to play anywhere, I would do it - and gladly do it - and give 100%. I think I can fill in and do a good job there."

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