Robbie Brady has inherited the No 10 shirt from Robbie Keane for the Republic of Ireland's clash in Serbia tonight.

Brady has been given a more advanaced role as Martin O'Neill's men look to start on the right foot.

Keane played his final game for his country against Oman last Wednesday night, volleying home a terrific goal on his swan song. His fellow Dubliner also found the net at the Aviva, curling home a fine free-kick, and he'll be hoping to do some more damage in the final third in Belgrade.

There had been speculation the Norwich man would be utilised at left-back for the World Cup qualifying Group D opener.

However, O'Neill will push the Dubliner further up the field in the hope his cultured left foot can either create or plunder a precious goal.

With Shane Long set to lead the line ahead of Brady, Jon Walters could be asked to do a shift on the right wing, with James McClean on the left.

Stephen Ward line up at left-back alongside John O'Shea, Richard Keogh and captain Seamus Coleman, while Jeff Hendrick and Glenn Whelan will anchor the midfield.