James McCarthy out of Scotland game

James McCarthy out of Scotland game

The FAI have confirmed that James McCarthy has left the Republic of Ireland training camp and will take no part in Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.

The midfielder played in the Premier League with his club Everton at the weekend, but complained of tightness in his hamstring afterwards.

He underwent a scan yesterday afternoon to assess the injury and the FAI said this morning that he will return to his club for further treatment.

McCarthy's withdrawal from the squad will place extra attention on Aiden McGeady, who is now the only Scottish-born player in the squad.

Comments from former Scotland player Gordon McQueen in the last week have stirred controversy regarding players born in Scotland choosing to play for Ireland.

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