McClean thanks Republic fans
- From the section Football
James McClean says he is grateful for the support of Republic of Ireland fans both before and during the current European Championships.
Giovanni Trapattoni introduced the Sunderland winger for his competitive debut in the closing stages of Thursday's 4-0 hammering by Spain.
The result ended the Republic's hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals even though they still have a game to play against Italy on Monday.