Kilbane plays down milestone
Kevin Kilbane admits he is just happy to be in the Ireland squad as he prepares to make his 50th consecutive appearance
Last Updated: 09/09/08 1:03pm
Kevin Kilbane admits he is just happy to be in the squad as he prepares to make his 50th consecutive appearance for Republic of Ireland.
The Wigan utility man, who played through the pain barrier in Saturday's win over Georgia, is in line to win his 50th consecutive cap if he features against Montenegro on Wednesday.
Kilbane says he is not overly bothered about the personal milestone and is just delighted to have cemented his place in the Ireland set-up.
"People have been mentioning it [the record] to me probably 10 or 15 games ago to be honest with you because I was on a decent run then," Kilbane told Sky Sports News.
"People keep mentioning it to me every time I come in now.
"I can't say I have been looking to hit the 50 but it has just come about that I have.
Satisfying"It is very, very satisfying to have played so many games, of course it is, it is nice to be involved so many times.
"I have just been pleased that managers have obviously selected me.
"I have been able to play in a couple of different roles throughout the team, which has probably helped as well as injuries and things like that have probably helped me along the way as well.
"It's just one of those things, I am pleased to play the amount of games I have played first and foremost and little things like this is always a little bonus."