Good news for Ireland fans. Here’s Shay Given taking part in full training this morning for Ireland in Gdynia, Poland.
Our rather breathless reporter, Ciaran O Raghallaigh, reports that the Aston Villa keeper was between the sticks for the first time this week.
Reserve keepers David Forde and Kieren Westwood were also involved after Wednesday off, and full training again yesterday.
Given is expected to be 100 per cent fit for Sunday’s Euro 2012 opener against Croatia, goalkeeeping coach Alan Kelly said.
“I don’t think wild horses would keep him from being on that pitch,” Kelly told a news conference at the Irish team base in Gdynia, Poland.
Given, who has won 122 caps, was substituted in Monday’s friendly against Hungary after missing the May 26 friendly against Bosnia when he travelled to London to have a scan on an injured knee.