Ireland dealt yet another injury blow ahead of World Cup qualifiers
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Ireland dealt yet another injury blow ahead of World Cup qualifiers

STEPHEN KENNY must be pulling his hair out at this point.

The early stages of his time as Ireland manager have been fairly grim, with us struggling to find the net on a number of occasions, and failing to qualify for Euro 2020 thanks to a penalty shootout defeat.

Add that with the Covid drama that played havoc with the last international break, and recent unfortunate injury blows and you really have to feel for the man.

And sadly, it doesn't seem like things are getting any better.

Norwich striker Adam Idah looks set to miss out on the qualifying games due to an issue with his hernia, leaving Ireland stuck for options in the forward department.

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Manager Daniel Farke said: "It's quite likely Adam Idah will see another specialist and likely need surgery on his hernia. If so, we'll do it straight away and he won't be available for Republic of Ireland."

This comes after senior players Darren Randolph, John Egan, James McCarthy and James McClean all also look set to miss the crucial games.

However, in some slightly more positive news, Troy Parrott scored his first professional goal at the weekend, and could be in line to try and do the same for Ireland later this month.