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Marc Wilson ruled out of the Euros after aggravating knee injury

Paul McShane among 4 players cut from Ireland squad

Updated 13.40

MARC WILSON HAS been ruled out of Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign after he suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury.

Manager Martin O’Neill confirmed the news this morning and revealed that Wilson is set to miss the next “four or five weeks.”

The Stoke City defender has not played competitively since damaging his knee ligaments in January but hoped to prove his fitness ahead of Friday’s warm-up game against the Netherlands.

O’Neill trimmed his squad today and cut four more players from his initial 35, including Reading’s Paul McShane.

Alex Pearce, Jonny Hayes and Anthony Pilkington are the other players who have been left out at this point, though the quartet remain on standby.

Aiden McGeady trained this morning with the team at Abbotstown despite loan club Sheffield Wednesday having a crucial Championship play-off final next weekend.

David Forde, Keiren Westwood and David Meyler — all of whom are still involved in play-off action with their clubs — were absent from training this morning, as were US-based strikers Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle.

Everton midfielder James McCarthy and Stoke defender Marc Wilson were also among those not in attendance at today’s training session.

O’Neill is set to finalise his 23-man squad for the Euros after the Netherlands game.

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