Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in a reflective mood  at St James’s Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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George Boyd of Burnley scores the opening goal against Newcastle United at Turf Moor. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

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Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring his side’s  second goal during the  Capital One Cup fourth round victory over Manchester City at  the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Photo:  Peter Byrne/PA

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Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

Martin O’Neill: “I am looking forward to meeting up with the squad in two weeks-time and preparing for two very important matches.”

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 Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the games against Oman and Georgia. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

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Speculation is mounting that talks held between Roy Keane and Celtic have led to a job offer, which he has accepted. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

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David Forde at Republic of Ireland squad training at Gannon Park, Malahide this week. “I’d have no problem moving.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

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Republic of Ireland players Glenn Whelan and John O’Shea after Turkey scored their second goal during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Ireland’s James McClean  is challenged by Turkey’s Ahmet Ilhan Ozek. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

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