Stephen Kenny’s Shane Duffy’s Shane Duffy for Scotland clash – Viooz Sport

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Stephen Kenny is having trouble choosing a defensive line ahead of Saturday’s trip to Glasgow. And the Irish manager admits that fairness is sometimes overlooked when balancing his squad.

Andrew Omobamidele has withdrawn from the squad traveling to Scotland at Hampden Park in the Nations League encounter, while Matt Doherty, Seamus Coleman and Shane Duffy have all struggled to feature at the start of the season.

Doherty has started the season on the bench at Spurs after returning from an injury that forced him to rest in the final week of the season. including missing four games in June for his country.

in the same way Coleman started the season returning from injury. and as he sat on the bench for Everton’s latest Premier League game He was restricted from playing in the League Cup for Goodison Park club.

Duffy was involved in three of the four international games in June. Missed his last visit to Poland to face Ukraine through suspension. and moved the club to Fulham before the new season. But he was unable to start regularly at Craven Cottage .

In the absence of Coleman and Doherty for both Ukraine games and Scotland matches in June. Kenny turned to Alan. Brown to sit on the right side of the defensive line, however, expect the two regular right-backs to fight it. For the start on Saturday

Duffy’s position in the squad will look strong given his performance in the green in the summer. Especially in Scotland’s triumphs, however, with Nathan Collins, John Egan and Star O’Shea all playing at club level this season – and Collins’ bravery in the away game against Ukraine remains. very fresh in memory Derry’s big man will be terrified of his starting point on Saturday.

“Sometimes fairness doesn’t come in the selection of teams,” Kenny said at a news conference on Tuesday.

The responses were given to questions regarding Jayson Molumby’s good form in the latest game for Ireland. But it might be just as relevant. Same when choosing a back three for the Scotland game.

Egan also missed the away game in Ukraine, while O’Shea played resolute, calm and confident alongside Collins and Darragh Lenihan. However, Kenny may be keen to maintain Duffy’s over-the-air position against the work-loving Scottish side. The ball is high from both sides in the reverse lamp.

“It doesn’t fit any player who doesn’t play in their team,” Kenny said. “It’s not an ideal situation. especially over a long period of time

“I don’t think I’m coming in with consistent rules. One size fits all rules We have to judge each case based on its merits. team strengths what we need

“You wouldn’t want to go with too many players who haven’t played a match,” he added. Perhaps suggesting that he might be the exception to Duffy.

“It’s a dilemma. Nothing is straightforward,” Kenny said when he was asked if team selection would be determined by players who play regularly. This will be a reward for those who leave the club to maintain their international careers.

“Some players who are playing in the Premier League, for example, if they are playing in the Championship. They probably play every week.”

“It’s a dilemma. Some players are adaptable. Can’t play for a while then play big Then you have to take into account the duration, position, players playing where they compete, etc. It’s a dilemma.

“But these are issues that we don’t complain about. I’m delighted with the players I have. I am satisfied with the attitude of the group both individually and collectively. So it’s definitely not something I’m complaining about.

“It was a challenge we had to go and get it right on Saturday.”

And returning to Molumby, the West Brom player has been praised for his dynamic performances in the final two games of the summer window, which have contributed greatly to the 3-0 victory over Scotland, including a switch away game against the Reds. Literally Ukraine.

“Jayson has played well this season for West Brom. He’s pretty consistent. So from that point of view He had more games than expected,” Kenny said.

“Last year he came in and out, this year he has been more or less. which is good for him.”

“It would be difficult if I made that choice. But I think there are a few players you can say that,” Kenny said when asked if it would be difficult to leave the Waterford Man.

“Sometimes fairness doesn’t come in team selection. You just have to do what you feel is right.”

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