Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane take first Republic of Ireland training session
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have taken their first training session.
Last Updated: 12/11/13 3:55pm
O'Neill and Keane both looked relaxed as they watched on in Dublin ahead of Friday's friendly with Latvia at the Aviva Stadium, for which ticket sales have increased significantly since the pair were confirmed as the men charged with qualifying for Euro 2016.
Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington is a doubt for the clash after coming off during the Canaries' 3-1 win over West Ham with a dead leg.
Pilkington did not travel with the squad on Monday and has stayed in Norfolk to recover.
Ireland head to Poznan for a second friendly against Poland next Tuesday evening.
"All the players are trying to impress the management team," said Reading defender Alex Pearce.
"No matter how many caps you've got, it;s a clean slate and everyone's trying to do their best.
"(Roy Keane's) been great. He took the session and the coaching was great. It's really great to have him on board. Is there any fear among the players? No, I don't think so. We're all aware of what he's done and we're just trying to learn from him."
Watch Ireland v Latvia live on Sky Sports 4HD on Friday night