Whelan out; McCarthy expected to start




Giovanni Trapattoni will have to make a late change to his starting side for tonight's World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

James McCarthy is now expected to be parachuted into the team after Glen Whelan was ruled out with an ankle injury.

Trap has also yet to indicate if Robbie Brady will start tonight after admitting yesterday that he has concerns about the Hull winger's mental strength.

The Ireland manager wants his entire team to have the right mindset ahead of tonight's game.

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