Moscow return for McGeady

Published Add your comment

Football News

Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady was heading back to Russia rather than for Belgium on Monday after Spartak Moscow requested his return to the club.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni revealed on Sunday that he had given both McGeady and Wolves' Stephen Hunt the opportunity to be released from the squad which will face Italy in a friendly in Liege on Tuesday night, but both had asked to stay.

However, at the request of Spartak Moscow, whose season is ongoing, the former Celtic man will now head back to eastern Europe. A Football Association of Ireland spokesman said:

"Aiden McGeady has been given permission by Giovanni Trapattoni to leave the squad after his club were in contact to request if he could be released ahead of forthcoming club games."


McGeady turned in an impressive individual display in Saturday night's 2-0 Euro 2012 qualifying victory in Macedonia as he won his 40th senior cap, and has produced some of his best form for Ireland in the current campaign.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again