Rep of Ireland v Scotland: Brady says McGeady can trouble Scots

Robbie Brady and Aiden McGeady during a Republic training session last week
Robbie Brady and Aiden McGeady both started in the Republic's friendly draw against England on Sunday
Euro 2016 qualifier: Republic of Ireland v Scotland
Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday 13 June Kick-off: 17:00 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Scotland, live text on BBC Sport website

Robbie Brady believes Aiden McGeady can make a major impact for the Republic of Ireland against his native Scotland in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier.

McGeady, 29, was incessantly booed by Scotland fans last November in Glasgow but Brady says the Everton winger can respond in the best possible fashion.

Despite Sunday's dire friendly draw against England, Brady was impressed with McGeady's efforts.

"He played very well on Sunday and he is raring to go," said Brady, 23.

"Hopefully if he is asked to play, he puts in a good performance and with his ability if he turns it on, we will be in good stead."

Hull City's Brady lined up with Paisley-born McGeady on the Republic's left flank in the dismal friendly stalemate against England.

That game served as the Republic's main warm-up contest for Saturday's vital qualifier which the Republic probably must win to keep their qualification hopes alive following the 1-0 defeat by the Scots last autumn.

Group D as it stands

A winger by trade, Brady has been asked to line up at left-back by manager Martin O'Neill in recent games, and the cover provided for him by the likes of McGeady has proved invaluable.

Brady added: "It's definitely important. At this level when you are playing, you are going to be playing against top players and you are going to find yourself at times where you need to get that right and it can be only a split-second before someone can open you up.

"I thought we worked it well on Sunday and hopefully we can do the same."

Brady effectively marked England winger Raheem Sterling out of the game on Sunday, but freely admits he is still learning about the defensive flank role.

"There are different times in the game when you are able to get forward, and different times when you have to put the reins on a little bit. It's just getting that balance right.

"But if I do get an opportunity to go forward at the weekend, I'll be attacking it with everything I have."

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