Stephen Kenny names starting eleven against Bulgaria…18/11/2020

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has named his starting eleven for this evening’s concluding League B Group 4 contest in the 2020 Nations League against Bulgaria in the Aviva Stadium at 7.45pm. Ireland require a point to avoid relegation to League C. With Callum O’Dowda having joined the list of absentees with a dead leg injury, bringing the absentee total to fourteen, the side has a very unusual a very unexpected look.

Making his international debut in the left back position is Galway man Ryan Manning who has the opportunity to stake a future claim in a position where, save for regular incumbent Enda Stevens, we are short of alternatives, 

Darren Randolph; Dara O’Shea, Shane Duffy(c), Kevin Long, Ryan Manning; Jason Knight, Conor Hourihane, Robbie Brady; Daryl Horgan, James Collins, Ronan Curtis