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Seamus Coleman an injury worry for Euro playoff after sustaining injury in Everton's clash with United

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Everton's Irish defender Seamus Coleman holds his leg after receiving an injury during the English Premier League match against Manchester United at Goodison Park

Everton's Irish defender Seamus Coleman holds his leg after receiving an injury during the English Premier League match against Manchester United at Goodison Park

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Everton's Irish defender Seamus Coleman holds his leg after receiving an injury during the English Premier League match against Manchester United at Goodison Park

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy will be sweating over the fitness of captain Seamus Coleman after the Donegalman was substituted with an injury in Everton's Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Coleman left the field after 27 minutes with a thigh injury - around the same time his Irish right-full back rival Matt Doherty equalised for Wolves in their Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur.

McCarthy now anxiously awaits news on the extent of Coleman's injury with next month's Euro 2020 playoff clash in Slovakia looming large.

One positive for the Ireland camp is that Coleman walked off the pitch, suggesting the injury might be a slight strain.

The Ireland boss has already lost the services of Ciaran Clark, who sustained a season-ending ankle injury in Newcastle's recent defeat to Arsenal.

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