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Jack Byrne Included In Ireland Squad

Stephen Kenny will have to drop two for the game against Slovakia.

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has included Jack Byrne in his squad for next week's Euro 2020 playoff semi-final at Slovakia. 

The Shamrock Rovers' midfielder is included in the 25-man group for that qualifier in Bratislava and the upcoming Nations League games with Wales and Finland. 

Kenny feels that Byrne boosts their options in the middle of the park:

There's also a call up for Blackburn defender Derrick Williams but Michael Obafemi, Seani Maguire and Dara O'Shea all miss out. 

Troy Parrott's been ruled out with an ankle injury while Robbie Brady and Callum O'Dowda will have a chance to prove their fitness ahead of the team travelling next Tuesday. 

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