QUINN IS IGNORED BUT WON’T GIVE UP
HULL City midfielder Stephen Quinn fears he will never get a senior Republic of Ireland call-up while Giovanni Trapattoni is in charge.
Quinn, 27, has played a starring role for high-flying Hull this season and his manager, Steve Bruce, has called for him to be given a chance by Trapattoni at international level.
But Bruce’s pleas have fallen on deaf ears and Quinn, whose brother Alan won eight caps, fears he won’t get a chance until Trapattoni leaves.
“I always think about Ireland, especially when the international breaks come up and if I will get that nod or not,” said Quinn.
“I’m not sure I will now as this manager has not put me in during all his years there.
“I don’t know if I am his type of player, which is sad because I would give my left foot to play for Ireland, even if I had to hobble around on my right!
“I am very disappointed that over the years he has never given me a shout for even a friendly or meet-up for a training squad, just to show him what I am capable of.
“If he goes, maybe a new manager will come in and I can try and impress him.”
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