It was back to the training pitch in Dublin today for some of the Republic of Ireland squad following last night’s 2-0 win over Oman.
Most of the players that played at the Aviva Stadium didn’t take part in the session but the good news is James McCarthy did.
The Everton midfielder has had some issues with blisters on his feet but he trained today and will play away to Georgia on Sunday in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier if selected.
James McClean won’t be on the flight departing for Tbilisi tomorrow after failing to get back to full fitness in time. The Wigan Athletic winger had been training all week but manager Martin O’Neill feels he’s not ready having only returned from an ankle injury.
Keiren Westwood didn’t train either due to tonsillitis so he won’t travel and with 23 set to go to Georgia, one other player will be left behind as well.
Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane knows it’s important to get off to a winning start in the group and he doesn’t think a hostile atmosphere in Tbilisi will be a problem for the players: