World Cup 2014 qualifiers: Brady replaces Doyle in Irish squad

Manchester United striker Robbie Brady has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Germany (in Dublin next Friday) and away to the Faroe Islands (16th October).

The 20 year-old will join up with the Republic of Ireland squad at their base in Portmanock on Monday after Wolves’ striker Kevin Doyle was confirmed as being unavailable following a scan on a thigh injury suffered at club training on Friday morning.

The FAI stated in a press release that Doyle’s Saturday morning scan  “showed clear signs of a muscle injury that will rule the player out of the upcoming internationals” and Brady will replace the man who scored Ireland’s crucial last gasp winner against Kazakhstan last month.

Brady made an excellent debut for the Republic of Ireland senior team last month, scoring a goal and winning the man of the match award in the 4-1 win over Oman at Craven Cottage.

Having been on loan at Hull City last season, Brady made his senior debut for the Red Devils in a recent English League Cup win over Newcastle United and is the Republic of Ireland’s all time leading goal scorer at Under 21 level.  He is also the reigning FAI Under 21 International Player of the Year.

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