Date: 2nd June 2016 at 8:03am
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Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has backed AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter to break his way back into the International fold with the Republic of Ireland.

Arter suffered a thigh injury the day before the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against Belarus.

Due to the injury Martin O’Neill opted against including Arter in the squad for the summers European Championships.

The injury set back is yet another disappointing on the pitch blow for Arter, who over the past 12 months has also struggled with hip and Achilles problems.

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane told Sky Sports

‘There are only so many players you can bring with you who are carrying knocks – and I think Harry’s is more than a knock.

‘It’s disappointing, but Harry is a young player and it’s only a matter of time that he is back in the group for the next campaign…’

‘…I’ve seen him play at club level and he is a good player who can deal with the ball, which really helps in international football because you do get a bit of time.

‘But he’ll be back. It’s not the end of the world for him.’

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The Alchemist said…

It’s supposed to be a minor injury – 10 days or a little more. That being the case, nothing to worry about. The only nagging thing is if the injury to his thigh was caused by him compensating for his other more long term issues he has prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

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