No-show McCarthy looks out of running for Macedonia match

No-show McCarthy looks out of running for Macedonia match

James McCarthy has failed to join up with the Ireland squad - and it seems there has been no contact between him and Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni for weeks.

The Wigan midfielder played a full 90 minutes on Sunday in the victory over Stoke City which kept his club in the Barclays Premier League.

There was no sign of McCarthy was not present at a squad training session at Gannon Park, and it emerged that there had been no contact whatsoever from the player since Wigan were notified by fax of his call-up as far back as May 4.

It now seems that McCarthy must be considered out of the running for the European Championship qualifier against Macedonia on June 4.

As reported in today's Irish Examiner, It had seemed that the saga involving the Glasgow-born 20-year-old’s eligibility for both Ireland and Scotland was finally resolved in Ireland's favour when he was capped as a late substitute in the game against Macedonia in the Aviva Stadium in March.

Before that match, which marked his competitive debut, McCarthy said: "I am and will remain a Republic of Ireland player and I want to help Ireland reach the Euro 2012 finals."

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