Reid attempts to prove Ireland fitness
Millwall's Steven Reid will line-up for Brian Kerr's senior Republic of Ireland side against the Under-21s in a behind closed doors practice match in an attempt to prove his fitness.
Reid, out of the game since suffering a knee injury against Bradford in April, has targeted the two forthcoming Group 10 European Championship qualifiers for his return and is confident he will be available if selected.
'I was glad to see Steven running around so well in our training sessions this week,' said Kerr. 'It's great to see him running and striking a ball but I want to see him in this game against the Under-21s on Wednesday.'
'Steven has only played once for me and that was against Scotland in the 2-0 victory at Hampden Park last February when he did quite well.
'The lad has a lot of potential but it has not yet been properly fulfilled at international level. He can do more. It looked easy for him at Millwall and now he can really show his worth.'
Kerr is still waiting on the fitness news for Bohemians Glen Crowe (knee) and Newcastle's Shay Given (calf) who both went for scans on Tuesday.
Leeds' midfielder Stephen McPhail took no part in Tuesday's training session after suffering a dead leg on Monday, but Kerr is confident he will play in Wednesday's game against the Under-21s.
Definitely back in the Irish side is Kenny Cunningham, who also takes over as captain having missed last month's 1-0 win over Norway in a friendly at Lansdowne Road.