Date: 28th March 2017 at 5:27am
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Possibly a bittersweet moment in some ways, Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has confirmed that Robbie Brady will lead the side out for tonight’s friendly against Iceland.

Our January capture from Norwich City will wear the armband in place of injured Everton full back Seamus Coleman who suffered a double leg break in their game against Wales.

Brady missed out on the Welsh qualifier with suspension but he has now been picked to lead the side out for the first time at senior level having last skipper a Republic side back in his youth days.

Describing it as a ‘dream come true’ inspite of the circumstances, he was quoted by the Irish Examiner as saying.

‘It has been disappointing, obviously, for our captain and the lad that Seamus is. We knew straight away when it happened and we`ll all be there to help him through it as best we can. I`m looking forward to leading the lads out. I have only captained at under-age internationally, so I`m not sure what kind of captain I`ll be. But I`ve played under some great captains ? including a great captain in Seamus Coleman ? so I`ll do the best I can.’

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