A groin injury sustained in training on Monday morning has forced the withdrawal of Shane Long from the Ireland squad for the upcoming contests with Gibraltar and Georgia and he will be replaced in the squad by Millwall attacker Aiden O’Brien. The energetic O’Brien had a fine game for his club in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion and scored an excellent goal.
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph(Middlesbrough), Mark Travers(AFC Bournemouth), Keiren Westwood(Sheffield Wednesday)
Defenders: Seamus Coleman(Everton), Matt Doherty(Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy(Brighton & Hove Albion), John Egan(Sheffield United), Richard Keogh(Derby County), Kevin Long(Burnley), Enda Stevens(Sheffield United)
Midfielders: Harry Arter(Cardiff City-on loan from AFC Bournemouth), Robbie Brady(Burnley), 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), Glenn Whelan(Aston Villa)
Forwards: James Collins(Luton Town), Sean Maguire(Preston North End), David McGoldrick(Sheffield United), Aiden O’Brien(Millwall)