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‘It’s one or the other’ – Some Irish fans weigh in on selection dilemma between Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty

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‘It’s one or the other’ – Some Irish fans weigh in on selection dilemma between Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty

Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty are both competing for the right-back spot.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has one genuine selection dilemma on his hands and it is between his two right-backs.

In Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty, McCarthy has two viable options at right-back. Both players are regulars for mid-table Premier League sides

Everton star Coleman won his 50th cap the other night against Gibraltar and is the captain of the national side with his experience making him tough to drop.

But Doherty is an exciting player, starring as a wing-back for high-flying Wolves, who are seventh in the Premier League and in the FA Cup semi-finals.

The 27-year-old played his fifth game for the Republic of Ireland against Gibraltar but was deployed as a right-winger, ahead of Coleman.

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In difficult conditions, both Coleman and Doherty struggled to make a telling impact on the game and many Irish fans believe it has to be one or the other.

McCarthy might be forced to choose between Coleman and Doherty as his starting right-back and then select an out-and-out winger instead.

The alternative option would be to play Doherty at left-back instead of Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens. Here are some opinions from Ireland fans discussing this selection dilemma.

 

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