David Meyler set to be fit for Republic friendly

David Meyler with Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND V TURKEY

Venue:
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Date:
Sunday, 25 May
Kick-off:
18:00 BST
Coverage:
Score updates on BBC Sport website

Midfielder David Meyler is expected to be available for the Republic of Ireland's friendly against Turkey after taking part in training on Saturday.

The Hull City player, 24, has struggled with a calf injury and sat out the two previous days of training.

Midfielder James McCarthy has been ruled out of Sunday's clash at the Aviva Stadium, while Robbie Keane is also absent.

The Republic also face Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal in the coming weeks.

LA Galaxy striker Keane will also miss the match against Italy on 31 May but will be available for next month's games against Costa Rica and Portugal.

He has been excused from Sunday's game in Dublin and the contest against Italy at Craven Cottage.

But he will join up with Martin O'Neill's squad ahead of the meeting with Costa Rica in Philadelphia on 6 June and Portugal in New Jersey on 10 June.

Meyler's Hull club-mate Stephen Quinn, 28, said the four games will be no "end-of-season jolly".

"It's very intense out there," he said. "We are looking to keep this intensity for a couple more weeks. We can all have our holidays after that."

Republic of Ireland squad

Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Rob Elliot (Newcastle).

Defenders: Richard Keogh (Derby), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Seamus Coleman (Everton), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Stephen Kelly (Reading), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace), Shane Duffy (Everton), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Stephen Ward (Brighton).

Midfielders: Jeff Hendrick (Derby), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), Paul Green (Leeds), Aiden McGeady (Everton), Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), James McClean (Wigan), Stephen Quinn (Hull), David Meyler (Hull), Wes Hoolahan (Norwich).

Forwards: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Hull), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich), Jonathan Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (QPR), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest), Connor Sammon (Derby).

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