Martin O'Neill confirms Coleman and O'Shea fitness boosts ahead of Serbia clash

The duo trained in Belgrade ahead of the World Cup qualifier

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Seamus Coleman and John O'Shea are both fit and available for selection ahead of Monday's opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia.

Both players took part in training at the Red Star Stadium in Belgrade earlier ahead of the Group D opener.

O'Neill says he has no concerns about the pair.

"Seamus Coleman has played up until the start of the season and he got injured on the Thursday before the season started. So he did come back. Seamus is naturally fit and John has actually played and he's participated. He should be okay and I would have no qualms about putting players in if that's the case. They've had no ill effects and they're pretty good," he said.