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TL;DR news on Ogbene at August 27, 2023

Made a brilliant run for the second goal and showed composure to tee up Ogbene. Jeff Hendrick, Josh Cullen and Jamie McGrath are the midfield three as boss Stephen Kenny opts to play Rotherham United's Ogbene off Callum Robinson. Ogbene caught it beautifully but it was too close to Schon. He sent it out straight to Ogbene who fired a shot through the crowd causing goalkeeper Schon to have to get his body behind it to make a good save as he pushed it over the bar. United boss Paul Warne confirmed after the game that Ogbene is fit. But as Ogbene showed on more than one occasion, the gap between a League One player and someone at a European superclub is not necessarily massive. Ogbene had been the subject of some long and righteous Irish anger earlier in the game, when he clattered Danilo in the mouth with his elbow while trying to shield the ball. The fans were even more affronted when Ogbene was deservedly booked for the foul, but it was another source of heat for an occasion whose temperature was steadily climbing. Chiedozie Ogbene guided a header high and wide after good work by Robinson on the left as the whistle approached, but the game remained goalless at the break. Ogbene produced another impressive display for the national side after breaking into the squad during the last international break.