O’Neill name’s extended squad for Euro 2016 playoff

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Ireland manager Martin O'Neill says that he's prepared to play a waiting game to establish if John O'Shea will be able to play any part in Ireland's Euro2016 play-off against Bosnia.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has said that O'Shea's hamstring injury has settled down - but hasn't given any return date for the defender.

The 34-year-old is suspended for the first-leg of the play-off but it's hoped he'll be available for the second leg and he's been included in a 39-man provisional squad named by O'Neill this afternoon, however Stephen Quinn has been ruled-out through injury.

The uncapped trio of Eunan O'Kane, Alan Judge and Adam Rooney have also been included in the panel.

Shay Given , Seamus Coleman, Shane Duffy, James McCarthy, Aiden Mcgeady, James Mcclean, are also included.