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Trapattoni: Westwood needs game time

Trapattoni: Westwood needs game time (©GettyImages)
Trapattoni: Westwood needs game time (©GettyImages).

Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has warned goalkeeper Keiren Westwood he may have to leave Sunderland if he wants to be his number one.

Westwood has stepped into the sizeable boots of Shay Given since he announced his retirement from international football in the wake of the Euro 2012 finals. However, the 28-year-old's lack of football at the Stadium of Light, with Belgium international Simon Mignolet firmly established as Martin O'Neill's first choice, has left him fighting for his Ireland place.

Trapattoni, who is likely to hand Millwall's David Forde a start in Wednesday's friendly with Poland, said: "The goalkeeper is a particularly delicate position."

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