Sunday 18 February 2018

Dunne sits out training

Richard Dunne, right, is expected to play against the Faroe Islands on Friday
Richard Dunne, right, is expected to play against the Faroe Islands on Friday

Richard Dunne sat out Ireland training on Tuesday as manager Giovanni Trapattoni maintained a cautious approach.

The 33-year-old, who Trapattoni said on Monday is "90 per cent" certain to start Friday's World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands, looked on as his team-mates went through their paces.

However, assistant manager Marco Tardelli later revealed he was rested as a precaution after making his first appearance for a year against Georgia on Sunday.

Goalkeeper David Forde and full-back Marc Wilson trained in the gym as they continued to nurse knee and hamstring problems respectively, but both are expected to return on Wednesday.

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