Hull City midfielder David Meyler wants to earn a recall with the Republic of Ireland
David Meyler is hoping to force his way back into the Republic of Ireland squad under Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.
Last Updated: 12/11/13 4:46pm
Hull City midfielder Meyler has not featured for Ireland since the friendly defeat by Greece 12 months ago, but was delighted to see O'Neill named as Giovanni Trapattoni's replacement.
Though Meyler was sold by then Sunderland boss O'Neill to Hull in January, the 24-year-old is relishing the prospect of playing for the Northern Irishman again.
"It's fabulous," Meyler told the Hull Daily Mail. "Martin has been a hugely successful manager throughout almost all of his club career, and Roy Keane had an incredible career as a player. They both have so much to bring to Irish football.
"I was delighted when I heard who had got the job. Martin's a fantastic manager and it's up to me to keep playing well with Hull and force my way into his squad. It's up to the players to prove they deserve to be in the squad.
"They're both strong characters but they understand football so well, it won't be a problem. They can bounce ideas off each other and it can only help the squad. It's incredible for Irish football.
"Roy is probably the best player Irish football has ever produced and Martin has proved himself as a manager so both are going to have the immediate respect of the players.
"I didn't play as much under Martin as I would have liked. He came in just as I was coming back from my second knee injury. I was short of match fitness and just getting myself back ready to play.
"He wanted me to stay but I thought it was best for my career at that stage if I went out on loan somewhere and got 20-30 games under my belt.
"I went to Hull and it went fantastically well, getting promoted and so I moved away permanently. Now I'm in the Premier League and doing my best to prove myself at that level."