Scales joins squad as Omobamidele ruled out for Scotland & Armenia

Andrew Omobamidele of Republic of Ireland in action against Strahinja Pavlovic of Serbia during the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying group A match between Republic of Ireland and Serbia at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Omobamidele misses out due to injury as Scales joins squad Credit: Timmy Keane (ETPhotos)

Stephen Kenny has had to make a forced change to his 24-man squad with Norwich City defender Andrew Omobamidele ruled out of the Scotland and Armenia matches due to injury.

The 20-year old defender, who last appeared for Ireland against Luxembourg in November 2021, sustained a groin injury in the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion. He has been replaced in the squad by Aberdeen defender Liam Scales.

Scales reported for duty this morning ahead of the squad's first training session in Dublin as preparations begin for the two UEFA Nations League fixtures against Scotland and Armenia.

The Republic of Ireland will face Scotland in Hampden Park on the 24th September followed by a home fixture against Armenia on the 27th. Both games kick-off at 7.45pm.

Republic of Ireland Squad - Scotland & Armenia

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth), Max O'Leary (Bristol City)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Shane Duffy (Fulham), John Egan (Sheffield United), Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Liam Scales (Aberdeen), Dara O'Shea (West Bromwich Albion), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Robbie Brady (Preston North End).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jeff Hendrick (Reading), Jason Knight (Derby County), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Hourihane (Derby County), Callum O'Dowda (Cardiff City).

Forwards: Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Michael Obafemi (Swansea City), Troy Parrott (Preston North End), Callum Robinson (Cardiff City), Scott Hogan (Birmingham City).