England vs Republic of Ireland: James McCarthy out due to 'family reasons'

James McCarthy will miss Republic of Ireland’s friendly international with England due to ‘family reasons’.

The Crystal Palace midfielder – who turns 30 on Thursday – was named in Stephen Kenny’s squad for Thursday night’s game at Wembley but will not now take part.

West Brom forward Callum Robinson had already been forced to withdraw after testing positive for coronavirus, while Brighton striker Aaron Connolly will miss the Republic’s three games during the international break after picking up an unspecified injury in training.



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