Friday 20 September 2019

Martin O'Neill makes five changes to Ireland team for UEFA Nations League tie with Denmark

16 October 2018; Aiden O'Brien of Republic of Ireland during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
16 October 2018; Aiden O'Brien of Republic of Ireland during the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Republic of Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Martin O'Neill has made five changes to his Ireland team to face Denmark in the UEFA Nations League in Aarhus tonight.

The Boys in Green have already been relegated from Group B4 after two defeats and one draw in their opening three games. O'Neill's side are playing for pride in Denmark tonight and the Ireland manager has made five changes from the team that struggled to a 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last Thursday.

Richard Keogh and Kevin Long have been chosen in defence, replacing Darragh Lenihan and John Egan. Enda Stevens has been selected at left wing back in place of the suspended James McClean while Cyrus Christie also comes into the team, with Glenn Whelan gone after his farewell international appearance.

The final change sees Callum Robinson dropping out of the attack, with Aiden O'Brien getting the nod.

Ireland XI (3-5-2): Randolph, Keogh, Duffy, Long; Coleman, Christie, Hendrick, Brady, Stevens; O'Dowda, O'Brien

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