Noel King undecided on starting lineup

Interim Republic of Ireland manager Noel King is still unsure who will make up his first starting lineup in his maiden senior international match.

Interim Republic of Ireland manager Noel King has left the door open for players to earn a spot in his starting lineup to face Germany and Kazakhstan.

King will take charge of his first full international match when Ireland face Germany on Friday, having assumed temporary control of the senior team following Giovanni Trapattoni's departure last month.

"They are not here just to come and have a trip," PA quotes King as saying.

"Everybody who is there is there for a reason, and whether that reason is a full 90 minutes, a half performance, a game against Kazakhstan, a half game against Kazakhstan, a half game against Germany, that will unfold. I don't know yet, but that's why we have the squad."

Ireland are currently six points behind second-placed Sweden with two games left, although their inferior goal difference means that qualification for next year's World Cup is out of reach.

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