Paul McShane called up to Ireland squad to face Bosnia
Crystal Palace defender Paul McShane has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad to face Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.
McShane’s inclusion is believed to be as only temporary cover for the friendly international, as John O’Shea, Richard Dunne, Sean St. Ledger, and Kevin Foley are all sidelined with minor injuries. Marco Tardelli admitted that McShane was being called up for the match, but that the management team hope the four defenders will recover fully before Ireland travel to their pre-Euro 2012 training camp in Italy.
Shay Given, Keith Andrews, Keith Fahey, and Robbie Keane are also doubts for Saturday’s friendly.