Staunton will bring the Charlton man - who produced arguably his best performance in a Republic shirt in last month´s 4-0 defeat of Denmark - back into his midfield for Wednesday´s vital Group D clash with the Czech Republic following the loss of Stephen Ireland - preferred in Saturday´s draw in Slovakia - due to a family bereavement.
Staunton said of Reid: "The conditions on Saturday definitely wouldn´t have suited him but he is such a talent he can conjure a goal up out of anything or play that killer pass. I think the pitch will suit our players as much as theirs. They are a very good footballing side but I like to think our lads are growing and they are used to playing on good pitches."
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