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Good news for Ireland as one of Poland's best players is ruled out of tomorrow's crucial game
Arkadiusz Milik has scored six times in qualifying but picked up a knock against Scotland.

Updated 15.26

POLAND HAVE BEEN dealt a big blow ahead of Sunday’s critical Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland after attacker Arkadiusz Milik was ruled out of the game due to injury.

The 21-year-old Ajax striker has scored six times in the Poles’ qualification campaign but was replaced after 63 minutes of his side’s famous 2-2 draw with Scotland on Thursday evening because of a hip complaint.

But he hasn’t been able to shake it off in time and will be forced to sit out tomorrow’s crucial clash.

Poland will also be missing Maciej Rybus and midfielder Tomasz Jodlowiec.

The former was replaced with 20 minutes to go at Hampden Park while Jodlowiec picked up a knock after coming on for Milik.

The injury problems for Poland are in stark contrast to the Republic of Ireland. Martin O’Neill should welcome Seamus Coleman back into his starting XI while Marc Wilson could also return too.

Glenn Whelan is expected to come into midfield after missing the Germany victory because of suspension.

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