Galway native Aaron Connolly is Stephen Kenny’s main injury concern ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier with Luxembourg.
The Brighton striker was a doubt for Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat to Serbia after struggling with a fractured rib in recent weeks.
His 67-minute appearance was his first outing since February 27 and he was feeling the effects of cramp and what appeared to be a calf issue before his withdrawal.
Connolly was being assessed in the Irish team hotel last night after a recovery day, with the team back training fully today in a quick turnaround ahead of the Aviva Stadium encounter.
James Collins and Shane Long will be on standby if Connolly misses out although Kenny could opt to rejig his formation regardless.
The Irish Independent reports that Kenny was keen to use Connolly in central areas and he felt his partnership with Callum Robinson was a good fit for a 3-5-2 approach.