Sunday, 7 June 2015

Arter deserves his chance to show his class

Lining up against England will surely be the biggest game in Harry Arter's career so far. While it is a friendly Harry will have a great opportunity to show that he is as good if not better than some of England's World Cup players and I expect him to be like a terrier around the park if he does get the nod to play some part in this game.

Harry has worked hard to get his chance. I hope he gets to play today.
For Harry it will be a chance to see if he can make his place more permanent on the Republic of Ireland team. He has plenty of competition for his place and while being involved in the squad call up last time he really will want to get on the pitch. Arter will have to try and displace seasoned internationals like Everton's James McCarthy, Robbie Brady, Aiden McGeady, James McClean and Glenn Whelan of Stoke, but Harry always gives his all and on enthusiasm alone it will be hard for Martin O'Neil to ignore him.

Poland's last outing was a 1-1 draw with Poland away from home. They needed real steel to get that result and they will show great determination against England. Arter had to watch from the sidelines in that game, but this must be a good chance to see how he could go against the kind of players he will come up against next season.

With Matt Ritchie also demonstrating how well he can do at international level, it will be on Arter's mind to impress and if ever there was a game when his character could be tested not to get himself booked then this is surely it. Best of luck Harry - and yes I'm an England supporter!

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