KEVIN DOYLE will find out today if he will be able to play any part in next Friday's World Cup qualifier with Germany.
The Wolves striker is a major doubt after sustaining a thigh injury in training yesterday, and Wolves boss Stale Solbakken immediately indicated that he would miss today's Championship meeting with Blackburn and the international double-header with Germany and the Faroe Islands.
However, the Wexford native went for a scan last night, hoping that it would reveal some good news with a view to his Irish prospects.
The only consolation for the Irish boss if Doyle (below) does miss out is that he has more options up front than in other areas.
He is considering starting that match with three central midfielders, which would mean a regular striker missing out. Otherwise, Glenn Whelan, Keith Andrews and James McCarthy will battle it out for two spots.
Meanwhile, the FAI have confirmed that general admission tickets for the Germany game in Aviva Stadium on Friday have sold out. There are a limited number of premium tickets left for the game.