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Tuesday, 30 May, 2000, 16:15 GMT 17:15 UK
Wembley return for Macca
All eyes will be on Steve McManaman when England run out against Ukraine at Wembley on Wednesday.
"I'm going to say to him go on and do what you have done for Madrid for the last six to eight weeks," Keegan said. "Macca has earned that right."
McManaman will start his first international for nearly nine months and is one of several changes to the England side who drew 1-1 against Brazil on Saturday.
Robbie Fowler, a late substitute on Saturday, is set to start alongside Alan Shearer up front and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard is also likely to win his first cap.
Arsenal skipper Tony Adams looks sure to return if his back problem has healed sufficiently, in place of Arsenal colleague Martin Keown or Tottenham's Sol Campbell who disappointed against Brazil.
Last chance to shine
Keegan will announce his squad for the Euro 2000 finals after Wednesday's match and has to leave out six players from the squad of 28 he announced earlier this month.
Keegan announced he had already decided which striker to leave out of the 22-man squad on Tuesday, but refused to name names.
"All the squad have trained so well, that's what makes it hard to tell them some of them are not going," he said.
"Obviously they all want to be a part of it. That's the part of it that makes it difficult.
"That's going to be tough because all those strikers deserve to be part of the squad."
Ukraine are regarded as the strongest side not to reach the European finals, after being surprisingly beaten by Slovenia in the play-offs.
And there will be much interest in the performance of Serhiy Rebrov, who will be playing in England with Tottenham next season.
Rebrov and his former Dynamo Kiev strike partner Andrei Shevchencko look certain to ask the England defence some searching questions.
But Keegan would like nothing better than a convincing victory before leaving for their final friendly against Malta - and the European championships themselves - on Saturday.
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