Whelan concern ahead of Denmark clash
Glenn Whelan is a fresh injury concern for Mick McCarthy as the Ireland manager plans for the key Euro 2020 qualifier at home to Denmark in 15 days' time.
McCarthy's injury fears in defence appeared to have eased as Matt Doherty and John Egan are expected to be fit despite weekend scares.
But while the Ireland boss was in Dublin attending the FAI Cup final, news came through from Glasgow, from the Rangers-Hearts League Cup semi-final, that Whelan had been forced to leave the action after just 25 minutes, due to a hamstring complaint, and McCarthy will seek a medical update from the struggling SPL side this week.
McCarthy had a successful scouting mission on Saturday as Ciaran Clark, who has not played for Ireland in 13 months, started and scored for Newcastle in their 3-2 win away to West Ham. Shane Duffy came off the bench and scored for Brighton in a 2-0 win over Norwich.