Two Toon Players Get World Cup Call Up

Last updated : 29 October 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rob Elliot and Ciaran Clark have been included in the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's World Cup play-off against Denmark.

Image result for newcastle united rob elliotHe has been named in an initial 34-man party for the two-legged play-off after victories over Moldova and Wales clinched second spot in Group D.

There is no place in the squad for Burnley striker Jonathan Walters as he recovers from a knee problem, although O'Neill has not yet closed the door on him for the two games.

Skipper Seamus Coleman is also missing despite closing in on a return from an horrendous double leg fracture which has sidelined him since March.

Striker Shane Long is included after overcoming the hip injury which kept him out of the 1-0 victory in Wales last month, as is David Meyler, who is suspended for the first leg after being booked in Cardiff.

Ireland head for Copenhagen on Saturday, November 11 with the reverse fixture taking place at the Aviva Stadium three days later.

Squad: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Rob Elliot (Newcastle), Colin Doyle (Bradford); Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Paul McShane (Reading), Richard Keogh (Derby), Shane Duffy (Brighton), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Kevin Long, Stephen Ward (both Burnley); Aiden McGeady (Sunderland), Daryl Horgan, Alan Browne (both Preston), Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane (both Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), James McCarthy (Everton), Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick (both Burnley), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds), David Meyler (Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), Jonny Hayes (Celtic), James McClean (West Brom); Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest), David McGoldrick (Ipswich), Sean Maguire (Preston), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).