James Collins given first Ireland start

James Collins given first Ireland start

James Collins has been handed his first Republic of Ireland start in this afternoon's Euro 2020 qualifier away to Georgia.

He comes in up-front for the injured David McGoldrick while Matt Doherty replaces the suspended Enda Stevens at left-back.

Darren Randolph is in goal, captain Seamus Coleman is at right-back, John Egan and Shane Duffy are the centre-halves with Doherty at left-back.

Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane and Jeff Hendrick are in midfield with Callum Robinson and James McClean supporting Collins in attack.

Kick-off in Tbilisi is at 2pm.

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