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Duo out of Irish squad

Keogh gets call from Trapattoni

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me on Twitter @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 05/02/11 8:57pm

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Leon Best and Liam Lawrence have withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for next week's Carling Nations Cup clash with Wales.

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Newcastle striker Best has pulled out with a hamstring injury he sustained in his side's incredible 4-4 draw with Arsenal.

Best's injury is another blow for Newcastle after Shola Ameobi picked up a fractured cheekbone earlier this week just two days after selling Andy Carroll to Liverpool.

Bristol City striker Andy Keogh has been drafted in as a replacement by Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni.

Portsmouth midfielder Liam Lawrence has also withdrawn because of a calf problem he sustained in his side's 1-1 draw with Derby on Saturday.

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