Shay Given hopes to prove his fitness for European Championships

Shay Given says he's hopeful of returning to full fitness in time for Ireland's Euro2016 campaign.

The Stoke goalkeeper hasn't played since he injured his knee during the win over Germany last October and only returned to full training with his club last week.

Having been left out of the extended panel for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia, Given says he's now hoping to prove his fitness ahead of Ireland's opening group game against Sweden on June 13th.