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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 14:15 GMT 15:15 UK
Robson set to resume Ireland role
Sir Bobby Robson
Robson fell ill during a match at Ipswich in August
Sir Bobby Robson has been given the all-clear to resume his consultancy role with the Republic of Ireland.

Robson has missed the Republic's last four matches following two operations to remove cancerous growths.

But the 73-year-old will see out his two-year deal, starting with next month's Euro 2008 game with San Marino.

"I have been given the all-clear by the doctors and I am looking forward to getting back to doing the job I was employed to do," said Robson.

"Although I have been in regular contact with (Republic of Ireland manager) Steve Staunton and (Football Association of Ireland chief executive) John Delaney by telephone, I missed being able to link up with the squad and attend the games.

We look forward to benefiting from Bobby's vast experience in the months ahead

FAI chief John Delaney

"But the FAI, and in particular John and Stephen, have been wonderfully supportive in recent weeks.

"I desperately want to repay them in the coming months by helping Stephen and the squad build on the excellent performance against the Czech Republic and show the result against Cyprus was a one-off."

Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by the Czechs in Dublin last Wednesday just days after a 5-2 defeat to the Cypriots.

Staunton said: "Although I have spoken daily to Bobby, it is a great boost to know he has now been cleared to travel and attend matches.

"It will be great to have him around again, and myself and the players look forward to linking up with him for next month's B international against Scotland and the game with San Marino."

Delaney said: "I'm delighted Bobby is now fit to resume his duties.

"In the short period before his illness he showed us a glimpse of how much he can contribute and we look forward to benefiting from his vast experience in the months ahead."

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