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Trio withdraw from Ireland squad

Andy Reid, Kevin Doyle and Rob Elliot have withdrawn from the Ireland squad for this week's friendly against Serbia.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Reid underwent hernia surgery on Friday and is expected to be ruled out for up to six weeks.

QPR striker Doyle has a thigh injury which will keep him out of the clash at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Wednesday, while Newcastle goalkeeper Elliot has a knee problem.

The Football Association of Ireland revealed the news on Twitter and Republic boss Martin O'Neill has not called up any replacements for the trio.

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