Paddy Mulligan argues why other options should go to Euro 2016 ahead of Shay Given

Ex-Ireland defender on one of the departments ahead of the final squad selection

Shay Given, Ireland,

Shay Given ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Paddy Mulligan believes Shay Given should not be included among Ireland's goalkeepers for Euro 2016.

Darren Randolph is expected to travel to France as No 1, with Kieren Westwood, David Forde and Given as two of the other options for the three goalkeeping positions in Martin O'Neill's final 23-man squad.

But ex-Ireland, Chelsea and Crystal Palace defender Mulligan believes Given should be the player left out.

"I'd drop Shay Given. I know David Forde is in the reserves at Millwall but he's a much better bet at this juncture than Shay Given is," he told the Rewind podcast.

"Westwood has had a smashing season with Sheffield Wednesday and it would be a travesty if he wasn't on that flight. And the same with David Forde. Even when he's been in the reserves at Millwall, he's done very, very well for Ireland and let's not forget he kept Ireland in the game against the Germans in Gelsenkirchen with fabulous saves."

But he predicts that O'Neill will pick Given over Forde, regardless.

Paddy also spoke about why Ireland should not have anything to fear from our Euro 2016 group opponents and why new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho should not include Rio Ferdinand or the Class of 92 in his backroom team.

Listen to the full interview on the podcast player: