Poland v Republic of Ireland: O'Brien to miss Poznan friendly

Republic of Ireland defender Joey O'Brien

West Ham United defender Joey O'Brien is expected to be an absentee when the Republic of Ireland squad departs for Poland on Sunday.

O'Brien had a scan on a hamstring injury and is unlikely to travel with Martin O'Neill's men for Tuesday's friendly in Poznan.

The player reported the problem during the warm-up ahead of the 3-0 victory over Latvia on Friday.

Midfielder Andy Reid has already pulled out with a hamstring problem.

The Nottingham Forest player, who was a substitute against Latvia, sustained the injury in training on Saturday.

However, central defender Sean St Ledger, who was also a doubt, was expected to be on the flight to Poland.

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