Long Ruled Out of World Cup Qualifier

Shane Long


Shane Long has been ruled-out of Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Austria on Saturday-week - but Dundalk's Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan have both been given a chance to feature.

Manager Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Long won't recover from his hamstring injury in time for the trip to Vienna, but he has included the Dundalk pair in his extended squad.

Donegal's Séamus Coleman was among the ten defenders to be named in the squad.

James McCarthy has been included despite concerns over his fitness.