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Michael Obafemi ruled out of Ukraine clash but Chiedozie Ogbene passed fit

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Michael Obafemi celebrates after scoring Ireland's third goal against Scotland

Michael Obafemi celebrates after scoring Ireland's third goal against Scotland

Michael Obafemi celebrates after scoring Ireland's third goal against Scotland

Michael Obafemi has been ruled out of tonight’s Nations League clash with Ukraine.

The Swansea forward came off with a groin problem just before the hour mark in the defeat of Scotland, a game he lit up with a superb goal and assist.

But he has been deprived of the opportunity to build on that despite his desperation to feature.

But Chiedozie Ogbene has been passed fit and takes his place with the rest of the squad. 

Kenny was already preparing to make two changes with Shane Duffy suspended and John Egan back home as his partner is expecting a child today.

On the missing players, Kenny yesterday said: "The challenge is to compensate for that. We've been blooding players to give us that depth. I feel anyone coming in won't necessarily weaken us.

"It's a big challenge. Ukraine have had some terrific results and shown their quality."

Ryan Manning and Festy Obosele are also included in the match day 23 while Jimmy Dunne misses out.

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