MILLWALL striker Andy Keogh has revealed he is desperate to secure a place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2012 this summer.
Despite featuring regularly during qualifying for Giovanni Trapattoni's side, Keogh is unlikely to make the final 23 for the finals in Poland.
"I have to hope that the door is still open and keep doing what I have been doing since I went to Millwall," he told the Evening Herald.
"I have been scoring goals and playing well for the club and some people have noticed that, but I can't do any more in terms of Ireland.
"I'd be so gutted from not making the squad that I don't think I could handle being there as a fan. I'll support the team and support the lads.
"I'd watch the games but I'd try to get away from it all, recharge the batteries for next season and make sure that this never happens to me again."