Martin O'Neill names provisional squad for Ireland's play-off with Bosnia
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Martin O'Neill names provisional squad for Ireland's play-off with Bosnia

MARTIN O'Neill has named a provisional 39-man squad for Republic of Ireland's UEFA 2016 European Championship Qualifying play-off against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The first-leg takes place in Stadion Bilino Pole, Zenica on Friday, November 13, and the second-leg in Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Monday, November 16.

The squad will be shortened on November 9, but Shay Given is a welcome name on the initial list having recovered from the injury which forced him off during the 1-0 win over Germany.

Speaking at Wednesday’s press conference in FAI HQ, Ireland manager O'Neill said: "After finishing third in a difficult qualifying group, we enter into the play-offs against a very good team in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

“Our fate is in our own hands and we will be doing all that we can to qualify for next summer's finals.

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"We will play the second leg at the Aviva Stadium and that is a big plus for us because the Irish supporters were fantastic in our last game there against Germany and we know that there will be a similar atmosphere for this play-off."

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND PROVISIONAL SQUAD

[Name-Club-DOB-Caps-Goals]

David Forde (Millwall) 20/12/1979 23 0
Shay Given (Stoke City) 20/04/1976 133 0
Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) 23/10/1984 18 0
Darren Randolph (West Ham United) 12/05/1987 4 0
Rob Elliot (Newcastle United) 30/04/1986 3 0
Richard Keogh (Derby County) 11/08/1986 9 1
Marc Wilson (Stoke City) 17/08/1987 23 1
Seamus Coleman (Everton) 11/10/1988 30 0
Cyrus Christie (Derby County) 30/09/1992 3 1
John O'Shea (Sunderland) 30/04/1981 108 3
Alex Pearce (Derby County) 09/11/1988 6 2
Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) 01/01/1992 1 0
Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) 26/09/1989 15 1
Paul McShane (Reading) 06/01/1986 32 0
Stephen Ward (Burnley) 20/08/1985 30 2
Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) 31/01/1991 4 0
Robbie Brady (Norwich City) 14/01/1992 18 3
James McCarthy (Everton) 12/11/1990 31 0
Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) 31/01/1992 17 0
Darron Gibson (Everton) 25/10/1987 25 1
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) 28/12/1989 1 0
Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) 10/07/1990 0 0
Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) 13/01/1984 68 2
Paul Green (Rotherham United) 10/04/1983 20 1
Aiden McGeady (Everton) 04/04/1986 78 5
James McClean (West Bromwich Albion) 22/04/1989 32 4
Alan Judge (Brentford) 11/11/1988 0 0
Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) 06/06/1988 8 1
David Meyler (Hull City) 29/05/1989 14 0
Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) 20/09/1983 37 8
Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) 20/05/1982 23 2
Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) 08/07/1980 143 67
Shane Long (Southampton) 22/01/1987 58 14
Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) 15/03/1983 17 0
Kevin Doyle (Colorado Rapids) 18/09/1983 61 14
Anthony Stokes (Celtic) 25/07/1988 8 0
David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) 29/11/1987 2 0
Adam Rooney (Aberdeen) 21/04/1988 0 0
Simon Cox (Bristol City) 28/04/1987 30 4