An Irish soccer player on the up Roy Keane talks about his career to date and hopes for the World Cup.

From Cork to Nottingham Forest and then a £3.2 million transfer to Manchester United carried with it a weight of expectation. After a tentative start, Roy Keane is now very much at home at Old Trafford. 

Roy of the Rovers he's not although the story of his rise to footballing fame has at times seemed like storybook stuff.

His selection for the Republic of Ireland has seen him line out with Steve Staunton, John Sheridan and Andy Townsend. 

His direct running and competitiveness are just two factors that are always liable to unsettle the opposing defenders and midfielders.

He will fit in with whatever Jack Charlton takes, in recent internationals this has seen a five man midfield used.  

I think it's going to be up to Jack at the end of the day what way he wants the team to play.

Looking forward to the World Cup in the United States in June Roy Keane says, 

This is what every player dreams of, playing in the World Cup.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 June 1994. The reporter is Peter Collins.