Robbie Brady says it is crucial he works on his set-pieces over the next two months as he looks to shine at Euro 2016.
The 24-year-old Norwich midfielder has been entrusted with the bulk of the Republic of Ireland’s set-pieces in recent times and is set to retain what he knows is a key job in France this summer.
Brady said: “My job in the team at the minute – not my only job – is to take set-pieces when they come about, so it’s vitally important for me to be on point, especially going into such a tournament like this when that could be the difference.
“If I just put it in there and keep putting it in good areas, then we have got a great chance of scoring a goal. I’ll be practising now until the summer and hopefully I can put in a few good ones and a few to remember.”
Brady did just that on Friday night when his second-minute corner was helped on by defender Shane Duffy for his central defensive partner Ciaran Clark to score the only goal in a 1-0 friendly victory over Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium.
He added: “That’s my job, to put it in that area, but all credit goes to the two lads. Big Duffy is a massive presence in there and he has been putting his head on things since I’ve known him.”