Former Ireland global Kevin Kilbane slams Declan Rice over indecision

Michael Duffy has scored 10 league goals for Dundalk so far this season

Michael Duffy has scored 10 league goals for Dundalk so far this season

Martin O'Neill has explained why Declan Rice has not been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for the Uefa Nations League game against Wales next month.

He also played in friendlies against France and USA.

Rice won't be part of the travelling panel.

There must now be serious doubts about Rice ever playing for Ireland competitively with England manager Gareth Southgate having made contact with the 19-year-old in recent weeks, trying to persuade him to join the English camp.

He says the defender is "still deliberating" about his global future.

Rice's situation mirrors that of Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish, who represented Ireland at youth level before declaring for England in 2015.

That means Rice, who has impressed for the Irish, can still switch to England.

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"He is still deliberating", O'Neill told reporters at the Aviva Stadium on Monday afternoon. "The England manager has obviously seen the games he's played for us and thought, "Oh hold on" if I was the England manager and any young players were on the horizon, I'd want to make sure I've spoken with them before they would make a choice'". We respect that. I think he just wants a little bit more time. He is taking time to make his mind up. He has done brilliantly for us.

"I think [James] is a terrific player and it's disappointing not to have him, but he has some issues in his body", McLeish said. I'm really looking forward to this week and I'm looking forward to getting to know the boys better.

Martin O'Neill and Alex McLeish have announced their Republic of Ireland squads for the upcoming worldwide week.

O'Neill was keen to stress that Rice has enjoyed his time with the Republic of Ireland, and he admitted that he understood why England have shown interest in the 19-year-old. "I've loved being around the team and at the moment I'm fully focused on playing with Ireland". After the Turkey game [Rice's senior Ireland debut] his father was there and it was a joyous moment for them. We have done everything we can. He has been welcomed by the squad, the fans.

"No I haven't done, I have given him some time".

Kilbane himself was born in Preston, but chose to represent Ireland on the global stage, playing 110 times for the national side.

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