New Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny's says he's expecting the Euro playoff with Slovakia to be played in October.

The former Dundalk boss is hoping to play some friendlies prior to the game in Bratislava.

He's also spoken of his conviction to have his Ireland side playing possession football.

Meanwhile, his predecessor Mick McCarthy feels Keith Andrews and Damien Duff will provide a good backroom team to Kenny.

Despite having two years remaining on his contract, Robbie Keane's set to depart the Republic of Ireland set-up.


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