O’Neill names squad for crucial Scotland qualifier

Martin O’Neill has today named his final 27-man squad for the Republic of Ireland’s next two games - the crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Friday and the friendly against the USA next week.

O’Neill names squad for crucial Scotland qualifier

Martin O’Neill has today named his final 27-man squad for the Republic of Ireland’s next two games - the crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Friday and the friendly against the USA next week.

There are two new faces in the squad - Derby defender Cyrus Christie and Ipswich striker David McGoldrick.

James McCarthy picked up an injury playing in the Premier League yesterday, but will be assessed in Dublin before a final decision is made on his fitness.

McCarthy, who turns 24 on Wednesday, played the full 90 minutes of his side’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday but came off the pitch complaining of a hamstring injury.

Marc Wilson was also injured yesterday and has been ruled out of the squad with a torn hamstring.

The squad will hold training session in Malahide tomorrow and Wednesday before travelling to Glasgow for the match on Friday night.

Final Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: David Forde, Shay Given, Rob Elliot, Darren Randolph.

Defenders: Richard Keogh, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Ciaran Clark, Stephen Ward.

Midfielders: Darron Gibson, Jeff Hendrick, Aiden McGeady, James McCarthy, Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler.

Strikers: Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick, Jon Walters, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Stokes.

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