Damien Delaney called into Republic squad for qualifiers

Damien Delaney

Damien Delaney has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Germany and Kazakhstan later this month.

The 32-year-old Crystal Palace defender replaces Hull City midfielder Robbie Brady, who has withdrawn from the party because of a hernia problem.

Interim boss Noel King will cut the 26-man squad to 23 after this weekend.

Darron Gibson, Andy Reid and Anthony Stokes have been recalled after Giovanni Trapattoni's departure.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle also returns while defenders Richard Dunne and John O'Shea - both suspended for the game in Cologne on 11 October - will be available for the clash with the Kazakhs in Dublin four days later.

Gibson's exile has been self-imposed after Trapattoni left him on the bench for the entire Euro 2012 finals.

The Everton midfielder revealed earlier this month that he would make himself available for selection once again following the 74-year-old Italian's exit.

Reid has not figured since an incident at the team hotel in 2008 and Stokes has also been left out in recent seasons despite impressing with Celtic.

Republic of Ireland squad: David Forde (Millwall), Keiren Westwood (Sunderland), Darren Randolph (Birmingham), Joey O'Brien (West Ham), Sean St Ledger (Leicester), Marc Wilson (Stoke), Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) Seamus Coleman (Everton), Stephen Kelly (Reading), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Paul McShane (Hull), Darron Gibson (Everton), Glenn Whelan (Stoke), James McCarthy (Everton), Paul Green (Leeds), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Aiden McGeady (Spartak Moscow), Anthony Pilkington (Norwich), James McClean (Wigan), Stephen Quinn, Wes Hoolahan (Norwich), Shane Long (West Brom), Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy), Jon Walters (Stoke), Kevin Doyle (Wolves), Anthony Stokes (Celtic).

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