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Coleman returns to Ireland squad as Connolly misses out

Having missed the last international window through injury, Coleman is one of the 26 players named by Stephen Kenny.



Coleman returns to Ireland squ...
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Coleman returns to Ireland squad as Connolly misses out

Seamus Coleman has been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for the final two World Cup qualifiers.

Having missed the last international window through injury, Coleman is one of the 26 players named by Stephen Kenny.

Jayson Molumby and Alan Browne are also back in the fold having served a suspension.

There's no place for Aaron Connolly however.

Harry Arter and Cyrus Christie are also absent having featured recently.

Ireland take on Portugal at the Aviva Stadium next Thursday, before a trip to Luxembourg three days later.

It is the last pair of fixtures in the group campaign.

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley).

Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United, on loan from Aston Villa), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren).

Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Idah (Norwich City), James Collins (Cardiff City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

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