Rochford confirms Keegan's availability

August 12, 2017

Mayo's Lee Keegan looks on from the bench during his side's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay clash against Roscommon at Croke Park.
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Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has confirmed that Lee Keegan will be fit for tomorrow week's All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry.

The reigning Footballer of the Year will take a full part in training tomorrow after missing last Monday's emphatic quarter-final replay win over Roscommon with a foot injury that hospitalised him last week.

When asked about Mayo's injury situation at yesterday's press conference, Rochford replied: "Nothing fresh. Lee trained, modified, but will train fully this week. 

"Chris Barrett had a bit of a foot injury coming into the game last Monday, so he didn't train (on Thursday), but is of no concern really going into the weekend. So there's nothing new, and we would expect to pick from a full squad." 

Rochford welcomed the selection headache he faces ahead of what will be Mayo's seventh successive All-Ireland semi-final.

"Look, there's always a challenge thankfully in selecting what people might reference as being the right team," he said.

"But, look, Lee gives us more options and when we looked at the team prior to the game the last day, we had that conundrum as well. But we got a really solid performance from the 14 outfield players the last day - and of course David (Clarke) as well. But as regards the places that Lee will be in competition for. So it's a good headache." 

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