Preston midfielder Alan Browne is set to miss Ireland’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar through injury.
The 24-year-old has been released by manager Mick McCarthy after picking up a calf injury in training and will be a big blow to Ireland’s plans.
The FAI confirmed that the decision was taken following a scan in Portugal where the Irish team are currently training at The Campus at Quinta Do Lago.
Browne will begin his recovery programme in camp and will fly home from the Algarve with the Irish squad on Tuesday.
“Alan has been very unlucky with injuries this season,” said McCarthy. “An ankle injury kept him out of the two games in March and now this calf problem has ruled him out of the matches against Gibraltar and Denmark.”
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