Stephen Kelly has 32 caps for the Republic Of Ireland

Fulham full-back Stephen Kelly has never appeared to be that much of a troublemaker, but that reputation was blown out of the water during this week’s International period when an argument with Ireland assistant coach Marco Tardelli escalated to the point where Kelly refused to travel with the squad for Tuesday’s match against the Faroe Islands.

The argument was supposed to have happened after Sunday’s last training session and follows on from Ireland’s dismal showing in the 6-1 defeat to Germany, during which he only featured on the substitute’s bench. Manager Giovanni Trapettoni¬†successfully¬†intervened, but it’s unlikely that he will start tomorrow as a result and just serves to reinforce the reputation that Ireland’s management team falls out with players too readily.