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"McClean should be a little bit more careful about what he says at times" - John Giles

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02:49 11 Oct 2018


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The last international break ended with something of a cloud hovering over the Ireland camp.

Not just the 4-1 loss to Wales in the UEFA Nations League opener and the uncertainty over Declan Rice but also the rumbling row between assistant manager Roy Keane and players, namely Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters.

That appears to have been patched up now with all parties having discussed the situation and moved on.

The full chat with John Giles: 

But during the week, leading up to the upcoming games against Denmark and Wales, Ireland winger James McClean offered his view on Arter's decision to make himself unavailable for the September internationals, stating: "I don’t mind Harry as a person but I’ll tell Harry myself, I thought he was wrong not to show up. You know, I’ve no problem in saying that. But I’m not going to go against him. It’s his issue. He’s here now, he’s a very good player and we need all the players so for me, it’s water under the bridge. I felt he should have showed up last time. But he’s here now, let’s get on with it."

Leeds and Ireland legend John Giles believes McClean should have been more careful in his public pronouncements on the matter as he explained on his weekly Thursday night chat with Off The Ball.

"McClean is a good lad and I like his attitude that he would wear the green shirt all the time," he said.

"But that's his opinion. It doesn't mean he's right and Arter's wrong. But from what's come out, Arter's done nothing wrong as far as I could see in this particular issue with the assistant manager, except to say, 'I can't stand for that and I'm not going to turn up for the next match'.

"So I think McClean is getting it mixed up. He would have turned up for the next match but he wasn't at the end of the verbal abuse. He's talking about a different situation altogether."

And John added that "McClean should be a little bit more careful about what he says at times".   

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