By Stephen Barry
Blackburn Rovers defenders Darragh Lenihan and Greg Cunningham have been called for the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers this month.
Mick McCarthy’s defensive options have been depleted for the games against Georgia and Switzerland, with regular centre-back pairing Shane Duffy and Richard Keogh out injured, and left-back Enda Stevens suspended for the Georgia game.
David McGoldrick, Ireland’s goalscoring hero from the draw against the Swiss last time out, is also sidelined through injury.
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Republic of Ireland Squad:
Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), Kieran O’Hara (Burton Albion, on loan from Manchester United)
Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Blackburn Rovers), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United)
Midfielders: Alan Browne (Preston North End), Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic, on loan from West Ham United), Glenn Whelan (Heart of Midlothian), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), James McClean (Stoke City), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers)
Forwards: James Collins (Luton Town), Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Callum Robinson (Sheffield United), Alan Judge (Ipswich Town), Scott Hogan (Stoke City, on loan from Aston Villa)