Wednesday 17 January 2018

More injury woe for Ireland as Wes Hoolahan sits out training

Euro 2016 qualifier: Norwich star a fresh concern ahead of Germany battle

Jaba Kankava, Georgia, in action against Wes Hoolahan
Jaba Kankava, Georgia, in action against Wes Hoolahan

Wes Hoolahan has given Ireland manager Martin O'Neill another headache just two days before the Boys In Green play world champions Germany in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin.

The Norwich midfielder sat out training in Abbotstown today with a heel problem to add to a growing list of injury concerns ahead of Thursday's clash and the trip to Warsaw to play Poland on Sunday.

Seamus Coleman, his star performer, looks set to miss one or both of the games after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.

Ciaran Clark and Marc Wilson, O'Neill's preferred options to partner John O'Shea, are out of the picture unless the latter responds to treatment at Stoke this week.

And Aiden McGeady has failed to get a look-in at Everton, which means it would be too much of an ask to select him for the visit of the world champions - a fixture for which Ireland will also be without the suspended James McClean and Glenn Whelan.

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