Republic of Ireland boss Martin ONeill insists he will listen to James McCarthy when deciding if the Everton midfielder is fit to start Thursdays World Cup qualifier against Georgia. Cheap Puma Shoes Factroy Outlet . McCarthy, who missed the opening qualifier in Serbia after undergoing groin surgery, has not featured for Everton since August 23 and Toffees boss Ronald Koeman has urged ONeill to be cautious with the 25-year-old.ONeill admits he understands Koemans concerns and says he will not risk McCarthy unless he is convinced he is fully fit. I would listen to the player, and the player has come over here and trained. He hasnt played for a couple of weeks, ONeill said.Would fitness be a concern? Of course. Lasting the match would be a concern. But if the injury has cleared up, I wouldnt see that as a problem. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ?￡6.99. No contract. Ive been involved in club management for quite some considerable time, less so as an international manager. I have never played anyone who has arrived and not been properly fit, against their will to play.That has never been the case and, in fact, as an international manager, Ive been pretty lenient about those particular things. Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane talks about the recent newspaper allegations of corruption in football After hosting Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday, the Republic face a trip to Moldova three days later.After needing a late Daryl Murphy equaliser in Belgrade to secure a 2-2 draw with Serbia in their opening game, the pressure will be on the Irish to take six points from these two games to avoid losing ground to leaders Wales and Austria in Group D. They took six points from Georgia during the last campaign, but played two closely-fought encounters and ONeill is expecting another battle on Thursday.ONeill said: Anyone who watched the matches over the last couple of years will know its a difficult game. Georgia will take points from teams, without doubt.Every result is important, every game is important and we have got to be ready. We have never been in a position to treat any team lightly, and we certainly wont treat Georgia like that because they have got some excellent players.You can watch Republic of Ireland v Georgia, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: McClean: Boo-boys inspire me Injury concerns grow for ONeill ONeill, Keane sign new deals Transfer Centre Puma Shoes Outlet . Smith, an eighth overall pick, had two goals in only 276 minutes of playing time over 16 appearances last season. The left side midfielder played only 43 minutes in three games this season. Puma Shoes From China . People familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday that arbitrator Fredric Horowitz could issue his decision this weekend. http://www.discountpuma.com/ . Englands only win in the four most recent trips north had been tight, and Scotland was expected after losing 28-6 to Ireland six days ago to show some venom against its archrival.BROSSARD, Que. -- Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price tested a suspected knee injury briefly ahead of an optional practice on Sunday, but his fitness for Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference final remains in doubt. Price went on the ice with goaltending coach Stephane Waite for about five minutes, mostly moving side to side in the crease. Then they left the ice. Coach Michel Therrien could not confirm that Price will be able to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Monday night at the Bell Centre. He said they would know on Monday if he can play. "Today was an optional practice," said Therrien. "It was a therapy day for Carey. Well see if hes able to play." Price was hurt at 3:15 of the second period of a 7-2 loss to New York in the series opener on Saturday when Rangers forward Chris Kreider crashed into him skates-first after missing the net on a breakaway. Price lay onn the ice for a while and appeared to injure his right knee, but got up and stayed in the game. Discount Puma Shoes Sale. After giving up two goals late in the period, he was replaced by backup Peter Budaj for the third frame. Forward Brandon Prust said Kreider ran into Price "accidentally on purpose." Therrien agreed. "I reviewed the incident," he said. "Obviously, it was an accidental contact, but lets put it this way, he didnt make much effort to avoid the contact. "Im sure the intention of the player was not to hit the goalie, but you have to try to do everything in your power to avoid contact and its tough to say if he tried everything to avoid that contact." Prices place was taken by third-string goalie Dustin Tokarski for the practice. Forwards Tomas Plekanec and Lars Eller and defencemen P.K. Subban and Josh Gorges opted not to skate. ' ' '
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