MILLWALL goalkeeper David Forde will get his first chance to impress Martin O'Neill when he starts for the Republic of Ireland against Poland on Tuesday.
O'Neill, who took over as manager with Roy Keane as his assistant earlier this month, left Forde on the bench for his side's 3-0 victory over Latvia last Friday.
The 33-year-old had established himself as Ireland's number one over the past 12 months but now faces stiff competition from Keiren Westwood, who was O'Neill's 'keeper at Sunderland, under the new regime.
Forde told The Score: "Everyone wants to play, you want to play for your country. I know what I've done over the past year and I'm just looking forward to the next challenge. All I can do is control what I've been doing."
The Galway-born stopper is expected to be named in Ireland's starting line up in Poznan. Elsewhere, Lions striker Jermaine Easter was an unused substitute for Wales last night.