Shay Given to be fit for Euro play offs

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Shay Given has overcome a knee injury and will be fit for the Republic of Ireland's play offs against Bosnia next month.

His club Stoke City say the Lifford man is likely to be back in their squad for the game against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Shay sustained the injury in the victory over Germany and then missed the defeat to Poland in Warsaw.

Stoke have also said Jonathan Walters is close to returning having overcome a groin strain.