Callum O'Dowda gets recall to Ireland squad

Callum O'Dowda gets recall to Ireland squad

CALLUM O DOWDA, the Bristol City winger has been called up to Portugal and Luxembourg games in the Republic of Ireland squad for the World Cup qualifiers.

It's the winger's first call up since March and O'Dowda will replace Cardiff City striker James Collins who misses out through injury.

O'Dowda has featured seven times for Bristol this season due several injury problems.

Ireland's last appearance came in a loss to the Welsh a year ago.

Every other player has reported for duty ahead of the first training session of the week this afternoon in Dublin.

Ireland play Portugal on Thursday night at the Aviva Stadium before the final game with Luxembourg on Sunday.

Republic of Ireland squad:

Goalkeepers: Caoimhin Kelleher (Liverpool), Gavin Bazunu (Portsmouth, on loan from Manchester City), Mark Travers (AFC Bournemouth).

Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Manning (Swansea City), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), James McClean (Wigan Athletic), Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion), John Egan (Sheffield United), Andrew Omobamidele (Norwich City), Nathan Collins (Burnley).

Midfielders: Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United, on loan from Aston Villa), Josh Cullen (Anderlecht), Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United), Jason Knight (Derby County), Jayson Molumby (West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Jamie McGrath (St. Mirren).

Forwards: Callum Robinson (West Bromwich Albion), Troy Parrott (MK Dons, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Idah (Norwich City), Will Keane (Wigan Athletic), Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United), Daryl Horgan (Wycombe Wanderers), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).