McCarthy will not be fit to face Germany

James Mc CarthyRoberto Martinez has ruled James McCarthy out of Ireland's upcoming Euro qualifier with Germany.

The Everton midfielder isn't included in the 27-man squad for Saturday's game with Gibraltar, and it had been hoped he'd recover for the trip to Gelsenkirchen.

But speaking before today's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, Martinez says McCarthy will now miss both qualifiers.