Republic of Ireland fans slate Southampton striker Shane Long

Shane Long during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on August 21, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Southampton forward Shane Long failed to get on the scoresheet again last night.

Shane Long during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on August 21, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Republic of Ireland fans have slated Southampton striker Shane Long’s performance for them against Denmark.

Ireland drew 0-0 with Denmark yesterday, but Long rarely showed much during the contest.

 

The Southampton front man drew yet another blank, as his country failed to show much threat.

Ireland only managed three shots all night, and Long’s performance was heavily criticised on social media website Twitter.

Long’s goalscoring form for Southampton and Ireland has been poor for the last two years.

The hard-working forward seems to have lost the knack of scoring, and that must be worrying for Mark Hughes.

Southampton are heavily reliant on Danny Ings for their goals, and Long is showing very few signs of being able to take some of that responsibility off the former Burnley man.

Southampton return to action after the international break with a match against Bournemouth.

Shane Long of Southampton moves away from Jan Vertonghen of Spurs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in...

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