Good news on the injury front for Ireland ahead of World Cup qualifiers

The Republic of Ireland are in good shape heading into Friday's penultimate World Cup qualifier against Moldova at the Aviva Stadium.

Shane Long was back in action as the squad trained in Abbotstown today.

The Southampton striker was rested yesterday after recovering from a dead leg.

Shane Long during squad training at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin. Pic: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Two other players who have been struggling with fitness, Everton's James McCarthy and Bournemouth's Harry Arter, also took part in training today.

It means Martin O'Neil is set to choose his team from a fully fit squad.

Ireland host Moldova in the Aviva Stadium on Friday, October 6 before travelling to Cardiff to take on Wales on Monday, October 9.


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