Ciaran Clark is backing Shane Duffy to prove his World Cup pedigree as the Republic of Ireland prepare to launch their campaign in Serbia.
Ciaran Clark is banking on Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin to dig Newcastle out of the Premier League hole into which they have plunged.
Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce is facing a defensive crisis ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Southampton.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled out resting Jordan Pickford and starting with Robin Olsen for the visit of Newcastle after the England international’s error in midweek.
Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes could yet gatecrash the Euro 2016 finals having earned a debut Republic of Ireland cap in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland.