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Published: 12:02 | 3/9/16

Coleman reminds Keane of Irwin


Roy Keane has compared Seamus Coleman to legendary Ireland defender Denis Irwin.

The Ireland assistant manager believes the Everton full-back is as reliable as his fellow Corkman was and there is no higher honour than that.

"I think he leads," he said. "Would I compare him to Denis Irwin? I don't mean in the football sense, but the way Denis played.

"Denis led by being a brilliant player and Seamus Coleman is the same type of player.

"He leads by the way he plays, and that's by being a brilliant player and a good lad. He doesn't look like he gets too high one way and too low the other, he's just a real Steady Eddie - and I mean that in the nicest possible way, just like Denis was."

Keane also singled out Jeff Hendrick for praise after the midfielder completed his move from Derby to Premier League Burnley earlier in the week.

"I have always liked Jeff," he continued. "He has matured over the last year or two. He's probably played better in international football than he has at club level, maybe.

"He had a few injuries last year, to be fair, for Derby. He missed a bit of the run-in with them, but I'm not surprised Jeff has got his move.

"He's gone to a good club in Burnley and from a selfish point of view, we obviously want all our players playing at the highest level, in the Premier league or abroad as one or two have tried. I think it's good news all around."

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