Wilson and McCarthy injury concern ahead of Scotland game

Wilson and McCarthy injury concern ahead of Scotland game

MARTIN O’Neill faces fresh injury concern ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland after Marc Wilson and James McCarthy picked up hamstring injuries over the weekend.

The pair suffered the injuries whilst playing for their respective clubs in the Premier League on Sunday.

Wilson limped off in the first half during Stoke's 2-1 victory at Tottenham, whilst McCarthy played the full 90 minutes of Everton's draw away to Sunderland but began cramping up at the end.

O’Neill will today learn whether they will be available for Friday’s fixture in Glasgow after they both undergo an assessment.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: “We are going to assess James. He was feeling his hamstring towards the end of the game but he wanted to stay on the pitch because we had used all three subs.

“It is a bit of a concern because he had the same injury a few weeks back when he missed the game against Manchester United and it is in that area. We are hoping that it is more fatigue than a soft tissue problem.

“We will assess him in the morning.”

O’Neill will name his final squad this evening from the 36-strong provisional list named for the Scotland game and the friendly internationals against the USA.