Trio back for Ireland
Giovanni Trapattoni has recalled three players to his Republic of Ireland team for next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Last Updated: 23/09/11 1:02pm
Giovanni Trapattoni has recalled James McCarthy, Jon Walters and Seamus Coleman to the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Stoke striker Walters and Wigan midfielder McCarthy return after missing this month's games against Slovakia and Russia.
Coleman was also absent from those games through injury but all three players are back in line to play against Andorra and Armenia.
Despite scoring three goals in five games, Newcastle striker Leon Best has not made the 27-man squad.
Ireland are second in Group B going into the final two games of their qualifying campaign, knowing they still stand a chance of clinching automatic qualification.
Leaders Russia's final two games are against Slovakia and Andorra and if they fail to achieve maximum points, Trapattoni's side could be ready to take advantage.
Wins against Andorra on Friday 7th October and against Amenia on Tuesday 11th October will, at worst, guarantee Ireland a place in the qualification play-offs.
Squad: Squad: Shay Given (Aston Villa), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), David Forde (Millwall), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Kevin Foley (Wolves), Stephen Kelly (Fulham), Stephen Ward (Wolves), Richard Dunne (Aston Villa), Kevin Kilbane (Derby), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Darren O'Dea (Leeds), Damien Delaney (Ipswich), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Wigan), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Keith Andrews (Ipswich) Keith Fahey (Birmingham), Andy Keogh (Leeds), Damien Duff (Fulham), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Stephen Hunt (Wolves), Liam Lawrence (Portsmouth), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Shane Long (West Brom), Simon Cox (West Brom), Jon Walters (Stoke).