Brady to seek loan deal
Robbie Brady will seek another loan move away from Manchester United to make sure his international career continues to blossom.
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Brady enjoyed a memorable debut for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, scoring one goal and setting up two more as Giovanni Trapattoni's men strolled to a 4-1 friendly win over Oman at Craven Cottage.
The 20-year-old's cross set up Shane Long for the opener and then lashed in their second before curling in a world-class cross that Kevin Doyle nodded home after 36 minutes.
Brady last year had a successful loan spell at Hull but is yet to make his first-team debut for Sir Alex Ferguson's side despite going on the club's pre-season tour of South Africa.
Trapattoni said following the win that Brady's chances of making the Republic squad would improve if he played regular first-team football and the player admits he is considering asking his manager to leave Old Trafford on a temporary basis.
"I want to stay playing [for Ireland]. I don't want to come in and doss about so I need to be playing as many club games as I can," Brady said.
"If that means I need to take a loan move, I will. We'll see what happens. I'd just like to play as much football as I can and hopefully I can push on and keep playing (for the national side)."
Trapattoni had spoke in glowing terms about Brady's confidence before the match and he lived up to the hype during his 60-minute appearance at Craven Cottage.
The Dubliner never shied away from taking on Oman's left-back and his dangerous crosses gave the Republic a cutting edge they so dearly missed during Friday's lucky 2-1 win over Kazakhstan.
Brady, who was only drafted in to the full squad from the Under-21s on Saturday, gave Irish fans even more hope about his future when he claimed he did not play at his best on Tuesday night.
"I'm delighted with the way it went, with a goal and an assist, but I thought I could have done more," said Brady, who moved to Old Trafford from St Kevin's Boys in 2008.
"I wasn't disappointed, but I felt I could have done a bit more by getting on the ball a bit more.
"Overall it's been great for me. I've gotten on well with everyone.
"Kevin Doyle is a great bloke, him and the rest of the guys are great. They've made me feel part of the group."
Another debutant who impressed on Tuesday night was Sunderland midfielder David Meyler.
The 23-year-old was poised to make his Republic bow two years ago but two serious knee injuries meant he had to wait until yesterday's friendly to earn his first cap.
"It has obviously been a long two years for me so I was delighted to get out there and make my debut," Meyler said.
"My family were down here as well so that was nice. It's a great honour and privilege to play for your country and I'm delighted the lads did well."
Like Brady, Meyler admits first-team football will be key to whether he earns a recall for the qualifier against Germany on October 12.
Martin O'Neill has brought Meyler off the bench three times so far this season, but the player now has his sights set on a starting place in the Black Cats starting XI.
"I have to be playing every week and play well to make it back in (to the national squad)," Meyler said.
"I hope I can push on now and play regularly so I can impress the manager."