Séamus Coleman ruled out of Ireland’s clash with Serbia

Republic captain picked up an injury during Saturday’s draw with Azerbaijan in Dublin

Séamus Coleman has been ruled out of Ireland’s clash with Serbia on Tuesday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Séamus Coleman has been ruled out of Ireland’s clash with Serbia on Tuesday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

 

Ireland skipper Séamus Coleman has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia at the Aviva Stadium through injury.

Coleman picked up the knock during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Azaerbaijan in Dublin.

The Everton fullback was partly at fault for the visitors’ goal, allowing Emin Makhmudov the time and space to finish past Gavin Bazunu from distance.

He will be a big miss for the Republic however, whose chances of reaching the World Cup could be mathematically ended by the Group A leaders.

Cyrus Christie, currently at Fulham, has been called up as cover.

Republic of Ireland Squad

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), James Talbot (Bohemians)

Defenders: Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Liam Scales (Celtic), Cyrus Christie (Fulham)

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren), Jayson Molumby (Brighton and Hove Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End)

Attackers: Aaron Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Collins (Cardiff City), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth), Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion)

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