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Republic Of Ireland Squad To Face Austria Announced

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Martin O'Neill of Ireland reacts during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Ireland at stadium Rajko Mitic on September 5, 2016 in Belgrade. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named a 28-man squad to travel to Vienna to take on Austria on Saturday.

James McCarthy, Stephen Ward, Cyrus Christie and Stephen Quinn have all been ruled out through injury.

Dundalk duo Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle have been included in the final squad.

Austria are currently struggling in Group D, and will be looking to keep their hopes of qualification for the World Cup alive with a home win over high-flying Ireland.

The Boys in Green have picked up seven points from their first three games, which leaves them joint top of the group alongside Serbia.

Republic of Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Colin Doyle (Bradford City)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce (Derby County), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Paul McShane (Reading), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Andy Boyle (Dundalk)

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady (Preston North End*), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Glenn Whelan (Stoke City), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United), David Meyler (Hull City), Stephen Gleeson (Birmingham City), Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Jonathan Hayes (Aberdeen), Daryl Horgan (Dundalk)

Forwards: Jonathan Walters (Stoke City), Adam Rooney (Aberdeen), Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town)

Via FAI.

Author: The PA Team

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