Covid-19 has again reared it’s ugly head with confirmation today that Matt Doherty and James McClean have returned positive tests and are out of the squad for the remaining Nations League match against Bulgaria on Wednesday evening. Adam Idah will also be an absentee having returned to his club after sustaining an unspecified injury. The list is further extended with the absence of goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly, an asthmatic, who has withdrawn for personal reasons .
Manager Stephen Kenny has called up U21 duo Troy Parrott and Jack Taylor together with Shamrock Rovers duo Graham Burke and Aaron McEneff to his revised squad which now shows thirteen changes to that originally selected. Dundalk goalkeeping coach Steve Williams will cover the absence of Alan Kelly.
Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher(Liverpool), Darren Randolph(West Ham United), Mark Travers(AFC Bournemouth)
Defenders: Cyrus Christie(Nottinghasm Forest-Loan), Ciaran Clark(Newcastle United), Shane Duffy(Glasgow Celtic-Loan), Darragh Lenihan(Blackburn Rovers), Kevin Long(Burnley), Ryan Manning(Swansea City), Dara O’Shea(West Bromwich Albion)
Midfielders: Robbie Brady(Burnley), Jack Byrne(Shamrock Rovers), Josh Cullen(RSC Anderlecht), Conor Hourihane(Aston Villa), Jason Knight(Derby County), Aaron McEneff(Shamrock Rovers), Jack Taylor(Peterborough United)
Attackers: Graham Burke(Shamrock Rovers), James Collins(Luton Town), Ronan Curtis(Portsmouth), Daryl Horgan(Wycombe Wanderers), Sean Maguire(Preston North End), Callum O’Dowda(Bristol City), Troy Parrott(Millwall-Loan)