Ireland have announced their provisional squad for the vital World Cup play-off games against Denmark next month.
As expected, Jon Walters misses out through injury, but the Clarets quartet of Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Stephen Ward and Kevin Long have been named in Martin O’Neill’s initial selection.
A final squad for the two-legged affair, in Denmark on Saturday, November 11 and in Dublin on Tuesday, November 14, will be announced in due course.
The winners will qualify for Russia 2018 as one of four play-off winners.
Striker Chris Wood is also expected to be named in the New Zealand squad for their play-off games against Peru.