Ireland face squad changes ahead of international match against All Whites

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Injuries are likely to disrupt the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the upcoming friendly international against New Zealand’s All Whites.

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Andy Moran has already been called into the squad, promoted from Ireland’s U-21 side, while doubts remain about the fitness of Evan Ferguson (Brighton), Will Smallbone (Southampton), Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town) and Jamie McGrath (Aberdeen).

Main photo: Chiedozie Ogbene … in doubt for the game against New Zealand.

Under-pressure Ireland manager Stephen Kenny awaits scan results for the four injured players.

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Republic of Ireland

Gavin Bazunu (Southampton)
Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool)
Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Festy Ebosele (Udinese)
Ryan Manning (Southampton)
Liam Scales (Celtic)
Shane Duffy (Norwich City)
Nathan Collins (Brentford)
Dara O’Shea (Burnley)
Andrew Omobamidele (Nottingham Forest)

Josh Cullen (Burnley)
Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion)
Alan Browne (Preston North End)
Will Smallbone (Southampton)
Jason Knight (Bristol City)
Jamie McGrath (Aberdeen)
Mark Sykes (Bristol City)
Andy Moran (Blackburn Rovers)


Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Adam Idah (Norwich City)
Callum Robinson (Cardiff City)
Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town)
Mikey Johnston (Celtic)
Troy Parrott (Excelsior, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

Manager: Stephen Kenny

New Zealand

Max Crocombe (2 caps) Burton Albion FC, England
Alex Paulsen (0 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Michael Woud (5 caps) Ventforet Kofu, Japan

Tyler Bindon (2 caps) Reading FC, England
Michael Boxall (45 caps) Minnesota United, USA
Liberato Cacace (17 caps) Empoli FC, Italy
Tim Payne (33 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Nando Pijnaker (14 caps) Sligo Rovers, Ireland
Tommy Smith (50 caps) MK Dons, England
Finn Surman (0 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Dalton Wilkins (2 caps) Kolding IF, Denmark

Joe Bell (15 caps) Viking FK, Norway
Matthew Garbett (16 caps) NAC Breda, Netherlands
Clayton Lewis (24 caps) Macarthur FC, Australia
Callum McCowatt (14 caps) Silkeborg IF, Denmark
Sarpreet Singh (10 caps) FC Hansa Rostock, Germany
Marko Stamenic (16 caps) FK Crvena zvezda / Red Star Belgrade, Serbia

Joe Champness (8 caps) Adanaspor, Turkey
Alex Greive (11 caps) St Mirren FC, Scotland
Eli Just (18 caps) AC Horsens, Denmark
Max Mata (6 caps) Shrewsbury Town, England
Ben Waine (10 caps) Plymouth Argyle, England
Chris Wood (72 caps) Nottingham Forest, England

Head coach: Darren Bazeley


Game to be played on Saturday November 18, 2023 (NZT)

Greece v New Zealand
Georgios Kamaras Stadium, Athens, Greece, 6am (NZT)

Game to be played on Wednesday November 22, 2023 (NZT)

Ireland v New Zealand
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 8.45am (NZT)

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