Carr ruled out for Ireland
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stephen Carr is out for Ireland, while Jay Tabb and Kevin Foley have been called up.
Stephen Carr has been ruled out of Republic of Ireland's Euro 2008 qualifiers, with Jay Tabb and Kevin Foley added to the squad.
Newcastle United full back Carr hurt his hamstring during his side's 2-0 defeat at Manchester United last weekend.
He has remained on Tyneside for treatment and will not feature in Ireland's upcoming games against Cyprus and Czech Republic.
With Graham Kavanagh, Steven Reid and Andy Reid also unavailable, Ireland coach Steve Staunton has brought in Tabb and Foley.
Both players were on the stand-by list and Coventry City midfielder Tabb is keen for a chance to make his international mark.
"It's great news for me," Tabb told his club's official website.
"Obviously I knew I was on the stand-by list, but you don't actually think that you will end up being called up.
"I know that a couple of players have unfortunately had to drop out, but it will be great training alongside the lads again after I was involved at the end of last season.
"The two games are important for us and it will be another chance for me to try and impress the manager.
"If I could get a taste of the action then that would be great, but I'm taking nothing for granted."
Reading striker Kevin Doyle was unable to train on Tuesday and he is struggling to be fit for Saturday's game with Cyprus due to an ankle problem.