McCarthy gives youth a chance
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The pair have impressed in Division One this term, as Healy is on loan at Coventry, and McCarthy feels it is the right time to give a number of fringe players a chance in the February 13 encounter.
On his two uncapped additions, McCarthy said: "Since coming back after a lengthy spell with injuries, Sadlier has done very well for Millwall this season and he has scored 17 goals for his club. I watched Colin Healy in action for Coventry against Crystal Palace last week and he did very well for his side."
McCarthy has given the youngsters hope, by adding: "At the moment I know the bulk of my 23-man squad which will travel to Japan in May, but there is still time for players to stake their claims in the next four games."
The side is not solely filled with youth, as Aston Villa defender Steve Staunton is in line to win his 95th cap.
Full squad: Shay Given (Newcastle), Dean Kiely (Charlton), Alan Kelly (Blackburn), Steve Finnan (Fulham), Gary Kelly (Leeds), Gary Breen (Coventry), Kenny Cunningham (Wimbledon), Richard Dunne (Man City), Steve Staunton (Aston Villa), Andy O'Brien (Newcastle), Ian Harte (Leeds); Jason McAteer (Sunderland), Roy Keane (Man Utd), Matt Holland (Ipswich), Mark Kennedy (Wolves), Kevin Kilbane (Sunderland), Steven Reid (Millwall), Lee Carsley (Coventry),Colin Healy (Coventry), Niall Quinn (Sunderland), Clinton Morrison (Crystal Palace), Richard Sadlier (Millwall), Robbie Keane (Leeds), Damien Duff (Blackburn).