Ireland squad update: Derry City’s Brian Maher to train with Ireland this week - Scales and Parrott ruled out

Brian Maher and Liam Scales

Brian Maher and Liam Scales Credit: Conor Ryan (ETPhotos)

Celtic defender Liam Scales and Excelsior striker Troy Parrott will miss the upcoming Republic of Ireland international friendlies against Belgium and Switzerland due to injury.

Interim Ireland boss John O'Shea has decided not to call any replacements. Under-21 players Joe Hodge and Andrew Moran will come into the senior squad after the U21 qualifier against San Marino on Friday.

Meanwhile Derry City goalkeeper Brian Maher will train with the Ireland squad this week working with Gavin Bazunu, Caoimhin Kelleher and Mark Travers.

Republic of Ireland Squad - Belgium & Switzerland

Goalkeepers: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton), Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth)

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Nathan Collins (Brentford), Andrew Omobamidele (Nottingham Forest), Dara O'Shea (Burnley), Jake O'Brien (Lyon), Robbie Brady (Preston North End), Festy Ebosele (Udinese).

Midfielders: Josh Cullen (Burnley), Jason Knight (Bristol City), Will Smallbone (Southampton). Jamie McGrath (Aberdeen), Callum O’Dowda (Cardiff City), Mark Sykes (Bristol City), Finn Azaz (Middlesbrough), Mikey Johnston (West Bromwich Albion).

Forwards: Evan Ferguson (Brighton and Hove Albion), Adam Idah (Celtic), Michael Obafemi (Millwall, on loan from Burnley), Sammie Szmodics (Blackburn Rovers), Chiedozie Ogbene (Luton Town).