Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kelly out of Ireland v Estonia play-off

Stephen Kelly is out of Ireland's Euro 2012 play-off decider against Estonia on Tuesday night at Landsowne Road.

The Fulham defender has been ruled out with a groin injury, although John O'Shea has recovered from a hamstring problem and is likely to slot into the right-back position.

Ireland Assistant manager Marco Tardelli confirmed Kelly's absence following training in Malahide this afternoon.

The Italian also revealed that midfielder Damien Duff was able to take part in the session despite returning from Tallinn with a rib injury.