Dallas withdraws from NI squad

Published Wednesday, 03 September 2014
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Brentford winger Stuart Dallas has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad due to a leg injury, with Preston's Andy Little called up to the 27-man training group.

Dallas withdraws from NI squad
Stuart Dallas in action in 2012 during his time with Crusaders. (© Pacemaker)

Dallas, who earned his only previous cap against Wales in a much-depleted Carling Nations Cup side three years ago, was on Monday added to the preliminary group for the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Hungary.

Manager Michael O'Neill will cut the squad to 23 before leaving for Budapest and Sunday's Group F clash.

Young Liverpool defender Ryan McLaughlin also withdrew on Tuesday evening.

The 19-year-old tweeted: "Gutted I had to pull out of the ni squad injuries always comes at the worst time, hope to be back in a couple of weeks. #NoLuck."

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Ady in Cookstown wrote (56 days ago):
J ... If you know anything about international football a match squad consists of no more than 27 players,so count again my friend .
J in Northern Ireland wrote (56 days ago):
Ady possibly I may have assumed he supports the Rep but to say Persecution complex doesn't even make sense in the context of this entire thread. You obviously have no understanding of what it means. Anyway here is Martin O'Neill's 36 man provisional squad for all the Euro qualifiers . Happy reading Republic of Ireland squad: David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood, (Sheffield Wednesday), Darren Randolph (Birmingham), Rob Elliot (Sunderland, Richard Keogh (Derby), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce, Stephen Kelly (both Reading), Paul McShane (Hull), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace), Joey O'Brien (West Ham), Shane Duffy, James McCarthy (both Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Stephen Ward (Burnley), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Darron Gibson (Everton), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff), James McClean (Wigan), Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler (all Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Jon Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Simon Cox (Reading), Conor Sammon (Ipswich).
Ady in Cookstown wrote (56 days ago):
@ Culchy and J ... what makes you think that Adrian in Coleraine is a Rep Ireland supporter ??? Is it the usual persecution complex ??? If you read his posts regularly you would realise that Adrian is a general wind-up merchant and seems to have done an excellent job on yourselves. Ps J name these 14 championship players as I can only find 7 ???
culchy in the stix wrote (56 days ago):
@Adrian in Coleraine, if Northern Ireland players are so inferior, why does the Republic keep poaching them?
Ballyclare in Ballyclare wrote (56 days ago):
What about peterborough's Michael Smith
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