Republic call on Bunn

Canaries keeper asked to consider representing Ireland

Mark Bunn: Has been asked to consider playing for Republic of Ireland

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Sky Sports understands Norwich goalkeeper Mark Bunn has been asked to consider playing for Republic of Ireland.

The 27-year-old was born in Southgate, London but qualifies to play for the Republic through his father and grandmother.

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni is seeking options between the sticks after Shay Given retired from international duty in the summer.

Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood featured in goal during the recent international games against Kazakhstan and Oman.

Bunn, who has previously played at Northampton and on loan at Sheffield United, arrived at Carrow Road this summer after leaving Blackburn.

He has returned to full fitness after a hip injury and will battle the Canaries' regular No.1 John Ruddy for the gloves this season.