Monday 23 April 2018

Dunne sits out training ahead of Faroes clash

Richard Dunne sat out training today
Richard Dunne sat out training today

RICHARD DUNNE sat out Republic of Ireland training today as manager Giovanni Trapattoni maintained a cautious approach.

The 33-year-old, who Trapattoni said yesterday 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.

Keeper 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 tomorrow.

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