Steve Staunton´s first qualifying campaign in charge may not have yielded a place in next summer´s Euro 2008 finals, but he has blooded many new players such as Kevin Doyle, Paul McShane, Joey O´Brien, Shane Long, Andy Keogh, Daryl Murphy and Darren Potter.
"We´ve youngsters in the side, and they need two more years - not only international experience but the experience of playing in a higher league," said Republic consultant Robson. "We´ve players like Doyle, Long, McShane, Keogh, O´Brien, and Kelly - so there is a group of young players out there who need time."
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