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Michael Keane became Burnley’s 75th international last week when he lined up for England against Germany in Dortmund, and 75 will become 76 tomorrow when Robbie Brady returns to the Republic of Ireland team with the honour of being captain.

Brady missed out last Friday in their World Cup qualifier against Wales through suspension just days after he’d won their Senior and Young International Player of the Year Awards along with the International Goal of the Year.

Martin O’Neill has already confirmed that Brady will not only be in the team to play Iceland in a friendly but will captain the side in the absence of Seamus Coleman who suffered a double leg break in the Wales game as a result of a horror tackle from Welsh full back Neil Taylor.

They are expected to give games to some of the fringe players but O’Neill said: “Robbie will play and he will captain the team.”

Brady won his first full cap for his country in September 2012, scoring and also getting two assists in a friendly against Oman which ended in a 4-1 win. He’s now scored a total of 7 goals including that award winning goal which was the winner against Italy in last summer’s Euros that saw them qualify from their group.

Tomorrow will be his 32nd cap for Ireland but his first since signing for the Clarets at the end of January.

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