Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Pilkington injury worry for Irish

Anthony Pilkington has a dead leg
Anthony Pilkington has a dead leg

Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington is a doubt for Ireland's friendly against Latvia on Friday night.

The Ireland squad met up in Portmarnock on Monday as they prepared to begin training under new management duo Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

However, Pilkington was not among them as he remained in Norfolk for treatment on a dead leg.

A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: "Anthony Pilkington has emerged as an injury doubt after coming off during Norwich's clash against West Ham on Saturday with a dead leg.

"He will remain with his club until Thursday while his progress is monitored."

O'Neill and Keane are due to get to work in earnest at Gannon Park on Tuesday morning ahead of the first game of their reign against the Latvians at the Aviva Stadium.

They will then head for Poznan for a second friendly against Poland next Tuesday evening.

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