No stage fright for Harry

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

BOURNEMOUTH mid­fielder Harry Arter has ad­mit­ted that Roy Keane is not as scary as he thought he would be!

Arter got his first taste of work­ing with Keane be­fore the Repub­lic of Ire­land’s 1-1 draw against Poland last week­end, when he was an un­used sub­sti­tute.

Arter, 25, said:“To peo­ple on the out­side, he has this scary per­son­al­ity. But he was just like a nor­mal man. He just wanted to help the team and was al­ways there for guid­ance. I re­ally en­joyed work­ing with him.” Arter and the rest of the squad had a night out be­fore the Poland game watch­ing ‘I Keano’, the play based on Keane’s con­tro­ver­sial de­par­ture from the Ire­land camp be­fore the 2002 World Cup in South Korean and Ja­pan.

“I don’t think Mick McCarthy will be go­ing to watch it in a rush,” added Arter.“It was a good show and re­ally funny. “I didn’t make eye con­tact (with Keane) just in case there was a scene that maybe brought back a mem­ory which an­noyed him – I just kept my eyes firmly fixed on the stage!”

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