Date:Thursday October 11 2007
Shane Long is hoping that the Republic of Ireland's near certainty not to qualify for the 2008 European championships will give him a chance to stake a claim for a regular long term place.
With it almost impossible that the Republic of Ireland can make it Shane Long is hoping that he will be given a chance in the upcoming matches, starting with the qualifiers against Germany and Cyprus, as Steve Staunton looks ahead to the World Cup qualifying campaign which gets underway next season, "I'll treat the last three games as a chance to prove myself and keep my name in the manager's thoughts, Shane Long told the media.
"Before you know it, qualification for the World Cup will begin."
It would seem that Shane Long does have a good case here, as although the Republic of Ireland can still technically qualify it is highly unlikely so the chances are Steve Staunton will be looking to try and few different things in the near future.
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