Jack Byrne gets call up for crunch Republic of Ireland play off

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Stephen Kenny has called up Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne and Blackburn Rovers defender Derrick Williams to his Republic of Ireland squad for the make or break Euro 2020 play off on October 8.

Both players, capped by previous Irish managers, receive their first call ups to a Stephen Kenny Irish squad after missing out on the squad for the games against Bulgaria and Finland.

Southampton forward Michael Obafemi again misses out as does the injured Troy Parrott but Kenny does include injury doubts Robbie Brady and Callum O’ Dowda in his squad of 25.

The squad will assemble in Dublin on Sunday before travelling to Slovakia on Tuesday.

Ireland must defeat Slovakia to advance to the play off final away against either Northern Ireland or Bosnia and Herzegovina in November.

Goalkeepers
Darren Randolph (West Ham United), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (Bournemouth).

Defenders

Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers), Shane Duffy (Celtic, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).

Midfielders
Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), James McCarthy (Crystal Palace), Harry Arter (Nottingham Forest), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers), Robbie Brady (Burnley).

Forwards
Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), David McGoldrick (Sheffield United), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Shane Long (Southampton).

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