Newcastle United news: Keane has his say on Elliot, Carver set for job?

Roy Keane
Roy Keane

Roy Keane has weighed into the debate about the availability of players for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off as Rob Elliot is assessed by Newcastle United.

Elliot has a thigh problem, and United head coach Steve McClaren has questioned whether he is fit enough link up with his country.

Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot

The goalkeeper, outstanding in last weekend's 1-0 win over Bournemouth, has seen a specialist.

And former Sunderland manager Keane has had a veiled dig at the former England coach ahead of Friday night's first-leg against Bosnia.

Keane said: "It’s ironic that they all seem to get ruled out for 10-14 days. It’s happened with a few other club managers who have been international managers themselves."

Meanwhile, former Newcastle head coach John Carver has been linked with a Championship club.

Carver – who left St James's Park in the summer – is keen to return to management.

Finally, United and Wales defender Paul Dummett has a big season ahead of him for club and country.

And the 24-year-old, keen to make Chris Coleman's squad for Euro 2016, is keen to make up for lost time after missing the start of the season through injury.

Dummett said: "It’s not a nice feeling when you’re known as being injury-prone, and that’s definitely something I want to put right."