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Wilson ruled out of Scotland qualifier, first call-ups for Christie and McGoldrick

Stoke City’s Glenn Whelan hasn’t made the 27-man squad but Everton midfielder James McCarthy will be assessed in Dublin tonight.

Marc Wilson will play no part.
Marc Wilson will play no part.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

MARTIN O’NEILL HAS announced his final squad for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at Celtic Park.

Having named a 36-man extended panel last month, the Ireland manager was due to trim it down last night but delayed the decision after injuries to Marc Wilson and James McCarthy.

Stoke defender Wilson was forced off 26 minutes into their 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday and will miss the trip to Glasgow as well as the friendly against the US in Dublin four days later with a torn hamstring.

Club mate Glenn Whelan is also absent after failing to recover from a fractured leg but Everton midfielder James McCarthy has been included and will travel to Dublin this evening to have a hamstring problem assessed by Ireland’s medical staff.

There are two new faces to the set-up in the shape of Derby County full-back Cyrus Christie and Ipswich Town playmaker David McGoldrick. The uncapped pair had documentation finalised last week and could be in line to make their debuts against the States.

Ireland final squad v Scotland:

Goalkeepers: David Forde, Shay Given, Rob Elliot, Darren Randolph.

Defenders: Richard Keogh, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Ciaran Clark, Stephen Ward.

Midfielders: James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler.

Forwards: Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick, Jon Walters, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Stokes.

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