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Martin O'Neill announces 37-man Ireland squad for Austria clash, friendlies

16 May 2017, 10:25 | Rex Hubbard

Sean Maguire Scott Hogan and Cillian Sheridan

Sean Maguire Scott Hogan and Cillian Sheridan

"But when I narrow the squad down I will be looking at players who have plenty of experience at worldwide level going into this game against Austria".

A lack of experience is the reason for Sean Maguire absence from the Republic of Ireland squad according to manager Martin O'Neill.

Burnley defender Kevin Long has received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad for the matches against Mexico, Uruguay and Austria. O'Neill acknowledged the 32-year-old is "in great form at the moment".

Shane Duffy is also named despite not playing for the last two months.

O'Neill will be without the services of a number of key players, including Seamus Coleman (leg), Ciaran Clark (knee) and David Meyler (knee). Thos unfortunate out are Greg Cunningham, of Preston, and Cillian Sheridan, who is in fine goalscoring form with new club Jagellonia in the Polish league.

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O'Neill's side take on Mexico in New Jersey on 1 June, before hosting Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium on 4 June. It will give us a chance to get the players on the pitch and work together.

Goalkeepers: Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Rob Elliot (Newcastle United), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (West Ham United).

Those games will prepare them for a home World Cup qualifier with Austria on June 11.

Midfielders: Aiden McGeady, James McClean, Glenn Whelan, James McCarthy, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Conor Hourihane, Stephen Gleeson, Harry Arter, Eunan O'Kane, Liam Kelly, Darron Gibson, Wes Hoolahan, Daryl Horgan, Callum O'Dowda, Jonathan Hayes.



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