Sean Maguire replaces injured Parrott in Ireland squad

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Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has called Preston North End striker Sean Maguire and West Bromwich Albion defender Dara O’Shea into his squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games against Bulgaria and Finland.

Millwall striker Troy Parrott has returned to his club after assessment on an injury picked up in Saturday’s game against Southend United.

Parrott scored his second goal for Millwall on Saturday, this one against Southend United in another friendly, after making the loan move across London from Tottenham Hotspur, but came off with 14 minutes still to play with some manner of muscle problem.

James McCarthy has also been ruled out but Kenny opted not to replace him as there is already midfield cover.

Kenny had plenty of positive things to say about O’Shea.

“Dara has come through the ranks from 15s, every year,” Kenny explained. “He’s shown himself very capable of playing in all four positions really with West Brom. He’s played centre back, right back and a good bit at left back towards the end of the season.

“We’ve got one or two other injuries and strains and so forth. We’ve just given ourselves that additional cover with Dara coming in and the fact that he has played all four positions, he’s an asset.”

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