Robbie Keane, Shay Given, Caleb Folan and Richard Dunne will all be fit to face Bulgaria on Saturday, according to Ireland assistant Marco Tardelli.

The quartet all sat out training on Wednesday as they nursed knocks, but, while he says that they are all unlikely to train before the match, Tardelli is adamant that manager Giovanni Trapattoni will have a fully fit squad to choose from in Sofia.

"Sometimes the players take a rest because they need to recover or rest," said Tardelli. "But there's no problem. Now, there's no problem. Yes, yes, they will be okay for Saturday. There are no injury concerns - all the players are good."

Of the four, Dunne's knee injury - sustained in training on Tuesday - was thought to be of greatest concern to the Irish management team. Keane has a foot inflammation, Given a hip problem, while Folan also has a minor knee complaint.

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