No, not in the squad, but not ruled out. Left back for treatment.
MARTIN O’NEILL is hoping Jon Walters can be the ace up his sleeve in the World Cup play-offs despite leaving him out of his squad today.
Ireland manager O’Neill named a 34-man provisional squad for the November play-off with Denmark but opted to leave Walters out – for now.
But, he today confirmed that Walters is recovering quicker than expected – he was initially ruled out until Christmas – and he would be happy to bring him next week.
O’Neill said: “I haven’t put him in this squad although he is making good progress and we’ll see what the next ten days might bring. I’ve spoken to him and he’s making good progress.
“Jon has played and he’s played this season. He played for us quite recently so we’ll see – let’s see what the next seven, eight or nine days bring.”