Brighton & Hove Albion striker Aaron Connolly has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming fixtures against Denmark and New Zealand. The teenager suffered a groin strain in Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford and was ruled out following a scan this Monday afternoon.
During this afternoon’s press conference, Mick McCarthy confirmed that Darren Randolph will be rested from the New Zealand friendly and that Jack Byrne, Lee O’Connor and Troy Parrott will receive some match time in that encounter.
Goalkeepers: Kieran O’Hara(Burton Albion on loan from Manchester United), Darren Randolph(Middlesbrough), Mark Travers(AFC Bournemouth)
Defenders: Ciaran Clark(Newcastle United), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy(Brighton & Hove Albion), John Egan(Sheffield United), Kevin Long(Burnley), Lee O’Connor(Glasgow Celtic), Enda Stevens(Sheffield United), Derrick Williams(Blackburn Rovers)
Midfielders: Robbie Brady(Burnley), Alan Browne(Preston North End), Jack Byrne(Shamrock Rovers), Josh Cullen(Charlton Athletic on loan from West Ham United), Jeff Hendrick(Burnley), Conor Hourihane(Aston Villa), Alan Judge(Ipswich Town), James McClean(Stoke City), Callum O’Dowda(Bristol City), Glenn Whelan(Heart of Midlothian)
Forwards: James Collins(Luton Town), Scott Hogan(Stoke City on loan from Aston Villa), Sean Maguire(Preston North End), David McGoldrick(Sheffield United), Troy Parrott(Tottenham Hotspur), Callum Robinson(Sheffield United)