Martin O'Neill hints at Ireland shake-up as Italy draws nearer

The squad are in Lille ahead of the Group E showdown

Martin O'Neill, Ireland

Manager Martin O'Neill ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill says that he is not afraid to make changes to his line-up ahead of tomorrow's showdown with Italy.

The Irish team have moved to to Lille where the final Group E fixture will take place.

The Ireland boss is thought to be considering a major shake-up to his side, with several reports that he is preparing to make up to five changes to the team that started against Belgium.

There could even be a game of tactical system with O'Neill confident players can adapt to any potential changes.

"While some things that you haven't practiced as much as others and players are pretty adept these days at club level - talking about certain systems that they would play and a lot of them come to international games playing totally different systems with their clubs. So they're pretty well used to systems," he said.

But Jon Walters, who missed the Belgium defeat, is "doubtful" due to the Achilles problem he aggravated in the opener against Sweden.