Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has indicated that the returning Shay Given will feature at some stage in tomorrow night’s friendly international with Oman at the Aviva Stadium.

Given, who retired from international duty following the Euro 2012 finals, is likely to share the goalkeeping duties with Newcastle’s Rob Elliot meaning no places for either Keiren Westwood or David Forde.

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will also return following a knee injury sustained against Kazakhstan last October.

However, there is no place for James McCarthy who will rest up ahead of the start of the European qualifiers with Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday. 

Given Returns