Last Updated: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:20
Richard Keogh has revealed James McClean delivered on a promise when he set him up for his first international goal.
The 26-year-old headed the Republic of Ireland into a 42nd-minute lead against 10-man Georgia on Sunday evening as he connected with the Sunderland winger's inviting free-kick.
Ireland went on to win the friendly 4-0 with further goals from Simon Cox and a Robbie Keane double, but it was Keogh's effort which set the ball rolling after McClean had predicted he would pick him out.
The Derby defender, who was making his first start for his country, said: "It's funny, actually, he actually said to me before the game, 'I'm going to set you one up', so we were having a bit of a laugh about that when I scored.
"It was just one of those. Andy (Keogh) went for it and I thought he was going to miss it and I just got on the end of it, and to see it fly in was probably one of the best feelings I have had."
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