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Jeff Hendrick in action against Marco Parolo and Alberto Aqualani. The Dubliner is highly rated by the Republic's management and may well feature in the upcoming ties against Gibraltar and world champions Germany. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Jeff Hendrick in action against Marco Parolo and Alberto Aqualani. The Dubliner is highly rated by the Republic's management and may well feature in the upcoming ties against Gibraltar and world champions Germany. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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Jeff Hendrick in action against Marco Parolo and Alberto Aqualani. The Dubliner is highly rated by the Republic's management and may well feature in the upcoming ties against Gibraltar and world champions Germany. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

MARTIN O'NEILL will this morning name an enlarged provisional squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers with Gibraltar and Germany.

The Ireland boss is in town to name a panel that will be cut down before the squad meets up in a fortnight's time for the next step of their France mission.

O'Neill's charges welcome Gibraltar to the Aviva on October 11 before a daunting trip to Gelsenkirchen to meet the world champions three days later.

As it stands, he has no major injury concerns with regard to his likely starters. Seamus Coleman did sit out Everton's Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday with a head injury and will miss their League Cup tie with Swansea tonight.

"We'll make sure we get him back as quick as we can but you can't be too careful with head injuries," says Roberto Martinez.

It is anticipated that the right full will be available for the Toffees' Merseyside derby with Liverpool at the weekend.

On a positive note, the League Cup will give Darron Gibson a first Everton start this season.

O'Neill was at close to full strength for the Aiden McGeady-inspired victory over Georgia which got Ireland's campaign off to a positive start.

James McClean missed out but was back involved at Wigan in last night's 2-1 defeat to Ipswich - for whom Connor Sammon scored - while another absentee, Andy Reid, has since picked up a groin problem.

Jeff Hendrick is rated by management and was prevented from pushing for a place by a dislocated shoulder on clud duty.The Dubliner could return for Derby before the international break so may well figure.

Meanwhile, his team-mate Richard Keogh is ready to commit his future to Derby by signing a contract until 2017.

Irish Independent