McCarthy ruled out of Ireland qualifier

Monday, 6 November, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last
James McCarthy won't be selected by the Republic of Ireland for their World Cup playoff against Denmark due to his latest injury.

The 26-year-old finally returned to the first-team last month after battling a knee injury sustained in pre-season but was promptly sidelined again by a hamstring strain.

McCarthy has been plagued by soft-tissue problems for the past three seasons and his availability has been a source of tension between Ireland and Everton, with the club accusing the former's manager, Martin O'Neill, in the past of rushing the midfielder back into action before he was ready.