Long returns for Greece friendly
Published 07/11/2012 | 05:00
The 25-year-old was not selected by manager Giovanni Trapattoni when the Italian announced his provisional squad last week as he recovered from a hamstring problem.
Trapattoni has also placed four men -- Andy Keogh, Conor Clifford, Shane Duffy and Damien Delaney -- on standby as he assesses his options in the wake of last month's demoralising 6-1 World Cup qualifier defeat by Germany and the face-saving 4-1 win over the Faroe Islands four days later.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Squad (v Greece) -- K Westwood ( Sunderland), D Forde ( Millwall), D Randolph ( Motherwell); S Coleman ( Everton), J O'Shea (Sunderland), D O'Dea ( Toronto), S Kelly ( Fulham), P McShane (Hull), S Ward (Wolves), C Clark ( Aston Villa); K Andrews (Bolton), J McCarthy (Wigan), K Fahey (Birmingham), D Meyler (Sunderland), G Whelan (Stoke), A McGeady (Spartak Moscow), J McClean (Sunderland), R Brady ( Manchester United), W Hoolahan (Norwich), K Doyle (Wolves), S Cox ( Nottingham Forest), J Walters (Stoke), S Long ( West Brom).
Standby: A Keogh (Millwall), C Clifford ( Chelsea), S Duffy (Everton), D Delaney (Crystal Palace).