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14 November 2012

'I'm delighted to be back'

Lions keeper David Forde has been handed his fourth senior Reublic of Ireland cap for tonight's friendly against Greece at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Sunderland stopper Keiren Westwood, who was due to start this evening's friendly, has been ruled out with a groin injury handing Fordey his chance.
A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland confirmed: “Keiren underwent a scan this morning, and will return to his club later this evening for treatment. David Forde will replace him for tonight’s game.”
Fordey's inclusion continues a great spell for the goalkeeper, whose return to The Lions first team has coincided with a nine-game unbeaten run.
Speaking in Sunday's matchday programme for the Leeds United game, Fordey said: "I'm delighted to be back and in the team and happy that we have been getting good results.
Confidence is very high at the moment; we're going out there, challenging sides and being generally very competitive."
Fordey's Millwall team-mate Andy Keogh will be on the bench for Ireland tonight and hopes to get a slice of the action for Giovanni Trapattoni's side.
Right-back Adam Smith has also featured on the international scene this week, playing for the first hour of England U21s 2-0 win against Northern Ireland before being replaced by by Nathaniel Clyne.
Both players, along with Chris Wood who scored for New Zealand against China today, will join up with the Millwall squad later in the week ahead of Sunday's televised Den encounter with Leeds United.

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