Stephen Kenny announces 26 man squad…04/11/2021

Manager Stephen Kenny has announced his 26 man Republic of Ireland squad for the two remaining World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Portugal and Luxembourg. Captain Seamus Coleman has returned following his injury absence from the last squad and he is joined  by Alan Browne and Jayson Molumby who missed the previous window through suspension. Aaron Connolly and Harry Arter have been omitted as are Cyrus Christie and Liam Scales who were late additions to the previous squad.

There is a late amendment with Callum O’Dowda linking up with the squad as the replacement for the injured James Collins


Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Manchester City-on loan at Portsmouth), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), 

Defenders:  Seamus Coleman (Everton), Nathan Collins (Burnley), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)

Midfielders: Alan Browne (Preston North End), Josh Cullen (RSC Anderlecht),  Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa-on loan at Sheffield United), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jamie McGrath (St Mirren), Jayson Molumby (Brighton & Hove Albion on loan at West Bromwich Albion)

Forwards: James Collins (Cardiff City), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers),  Adam Idah (Norwich City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedoze Ogbene (Rotherham United), Troy Parrott (Tottenham Hotspur-on loan at MK Dons), Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City)