Injury rules out McGoldrick and Robinson…06/09/2019

Injury victims David McGoldrick (Shoulder) and Callum Robinson (Hamstring) have been ruled out of Tuesday evening’s friendly encounter with Bulgaria and have returned to their respective clubs for treatment.

The players involved in last night’s encounter with Switzerland, rested today while the remainder of the squad took part in a training session at Abbotstown.

Manager Mick McCarthy is expected to make a number of changes to the starting eleven for the Bulgaria encounter. With Enda Stevens suspended for the next European Championship qualifier in Georgia, Mick may choose to play Seamus Coleman or Cyrus Christie in the left back position.

The surviving squad now numbers 22.

Goalkeepers: Kieran O’Hara(Burton Albion), Darren Randolph(Middlesbrough), Mark Travers(AFC Bournemouth)
Defenders: Cyrus Christie(Fulham), Seamus Coleman(Everton), Shane Duffy(Brighton & Hove Albion), John Egan(Sheffield United), Richard Keogh(Derby County), Kevin Long(Burnley), Enda Stevens(Sheffield United)
Midfielders: Alan Browne(Preston North End), Jack Byrne(Shamrock Rovers),  Josh Cullen(Charlton Athletic), Ronan Curtis(Portsmouth), 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)