Republic of Ireland team news: Predicted Nations League line up vs Denmark – Key trio back

Manager Martin O’Neill will be boosted by the return of Shane Long, Harry Arter and James McClean when the Republic of Ireland take on Denmark.

The Boys in Green are currently bottom of their Nations League group after getting thumped 4-1 by Wales in their opening game.

O’Neill’s side also suffered a disappointing 1-1 friendly draw with Poland last month while their previous meeting with Denmark was the agonising 5-1 defeat during the second round of World Cup qualifiers.

However, Ireland should have Long fit and firing after recovering from an ankle injury.

The 31-year-old did not train on Tuesday or Wednesday following his knock against Chelsea but the Southampton striker was back with the squad on Thursday.

The Cardiff midfielder, on loan from Bournemouth, pulled out of the matches against Wales and Poland after a training ground row with Keane but is now back in the fold.

James McClean, who also missed the Wales match with a wrist injury but should return against Denmark, disagreed with Arter's decision to opt out of international duty but insists his team-mate has his “100 per cent backing”.

Elsewhere, Stephen Ward had been sidelined with injury so Enda Stevens is expected to start at left-back.

Earlier this week, O’Neill cut six players from his squad to leave him with a 26-man roster.

Richie Towell, Greg Cunningham, Ronan Curtis, Graham Burke, Daryl Horgan and Alan Judge were all deemed surplus to requirements ahead of this week’s fixtures against Denmark and Wales.

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October 12, 2018

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