Sheffield Wednesday: Keiren Westwood gets Republic of Ireland game time

Keiren Westwood
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Keiren Westwood got an international run out today in a behind-closed-doors game at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

The Sheffield Wednesday keeper started in goal for the Republic of Ireland in a training match against Northern Ireland, keeping a clean sheet as the sides drew 0-0.

Keiren Westwood

Keiren Westwood

He was replaced at half time, when the Republic fielded a completely different team for the second half.

It was the the Owls’ player of the year’s first appearance for the Republic since a 3-0 win over Latvia in November 2013 - Martin O’Neill’s first match in charge - though this is not an officially sanctioned international.

The Republic will now play England in a friendly in Dublin on Sunday and then have a qualifier against Scotland next week.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland, who have Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery in their squad, take on Romania in Belfast next weekend.

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