September 18, 2021

McCarthy out of Rep of Ireland squad to face England

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James McCarthy will miss Republic of Ireland’s friendly international with England due to ‘family reasons’.

The Crystal Palace midfielder – who turns 30 on Thursday – was named in Stephen Kenny’s squad for Thursday night’s game at Wembley but will not now take part.

West Brom forward Callum Robinson had already been forced to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus, while Brighton striker Aaron Connolly will miss the Republic’s three games during the international break after picking up an unspecified injury in training.

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