WATCH - Roy Keane talks Ireland v Scotland

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Roy Keane relishing Scotland match
Roy Keane relishing Scotland match

Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane has insisted Robbie Keane is ready to start in Saturday's crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland in Dublin.

The match fitness of Ireland record scorer Keane has been the subject of plenty of debate ahead of the Aviva Stadium showdown, with Keane confirming the LA Galaxy striker is ready to step up to the plate if called upon.

Keane was dropped from the Ireland team for last November's clash against the Scots in Dublin, but his namesake believes the veteran striker is capable of making his mark in a game Ireland need to win.