Injured are Paul McShane (hernia), Glenn Whelan (hernia), Colin Doyle (knee) and Stephen Ireland (achilles). Stephen Bradley (Drogheda), Rene Gilmartin (Walsall), Keith Keane (Luton) and Richard Keogh (Bristol City) have been called as replacements.
The U-21s play Azerbaijan away next Thursday. The return will take place in Buckley Park, Kilkenny a week later (7.30pm).
: D. Quigley (UCD), R. Gilmartin (Walsall), K. Foley (Luton), S. Bradley (Drogheda Utd), A. Bruce (Birmingham City), M. Painter (Birmingham City), J. Hand (Huddersfield), W. Flood (Man City), G. Dicker (UCD), M. Timlin (Fulham), K. Keane (Luton), J. O’Brien (Bolton), D. Potter (Southampton), R. Keogh (Bristol City), A. McGeady (Celtic), A. Keogh (Scunthorpe), S. Ward (Bohemians), J. Tabb (Brentford).