Seamus Coleman was back doing some ball work at Republic of Ireland training today meaning the Killybegs man isn’t too far off a return to competitive action.
The Ireland captain has been out since suffering a double leg break in the World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium in March.
Coleman joined up with Martin O’Neill’s squad for the play-off with Denmark. Coleman traveled with the team to Copenhagen for Saturday’s first leg.
Although he won’t play tomorrow night in Dublin as Ireland look to clinch a place at next summer’s World Cup, Coleman is nearing his comeback.
“You know what kind of player he is, he’s a fantastic player and he’s at the top of his game in the Premier League,” said Irish defender Cyrus Christie, who has taken Coleman’s right-hack berth in the absence of the Everton player.
“Obviously Séamus is a massive miss. Everyone knows that.
“He’s probably been the best full-back in the Premier League in the last few years so he’s been a big miss and big boots to fill but hopefully I’m doing an OK job.”Tags: