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Some late call-ups as final squad lists for Liam Miller tribute match released

John O’Shea, Wes Brown, Ian Harte, Johan Mjallby and Stephen Kelly have been drafted in for tomorrow’s game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

Ex-Man United team-mates O'Shea and Brown back in 2006.
Ex-Man United team-mates O'Shea and Brown back in 2006.
Image: EMPICS Sport

WE’RE A LITTLE over 24 hours away from Liam Miller’s much-anticipated tribute match at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

A Manchester United XI, with Roy Keane in the player/manager role, face a team of Celtic and Ireland legends, led by Martin O’Neill, on Tuesday afternoon (3pm kick-off). 

The event will raised funds for the family of ex-Ireland international Miller, who tragically lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36 in February.

With the final squad lists released today, there have been a number of call-ups and drop-outs to reveal. 

Alex Ferguson’s former second-in-command Mike Phelan has been added as Keane’s assistant, while Ireland legend John O’Shea and his old team-mate Wes Brown come in for United, but ex-Norwegian defender Ronny Johnsen will not now be in attendance. 

On the opposing team, Neil Lennon misses out as his Hibernian team face Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup quarter-final tomorrow evening. Birmingham City assistant boss Lee Carsley has also pulled out, along with Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple. 

Ian Harte Ian Harte and Johan Mjallby have signed up. Source: INPHO & Press Association

In come former Leeds United full-back Ian Harte, ex-Tottehnam and Fulham defender Stephen Kelly and Celtic hero Johan Mjallby. 

The game is a sell-out, but it will be shown live on Virgin Media Three and Virgin Media Sport from 2pm. 

Liam Miller final squad lists Source: Twitter/Virgin Media Sport

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