Precision goalkeeper Keiren Westwood looks set to become the long-term Republic of Ireland number one after Shay Given announced his international retirement.
Given, the most capped player in the Republic’s history has decided to bring the curtain down on a memorable 16 years representing his country.
This is a decision that which will effectively promote Sunderland stopper Westwood to the number one spot.
The Black Cats’ keeper has had to be patient in his pursuit of international glory with Given an iconic figure and Westwood himself saying he is a huge admirer of the Aston Villa goalkeeper’s abilities.
But with Given stepping down, and Westwood his clearly established deputy, the 27-year-old will hope to secure the number one jersey.
Fellow Precision Goalkeepers David Forde, who has two international caps, and uncapped Darren Randolph will pile the pressure on Westwood and hoping that they can become Ireland's number one.