Daryl Murphy ruled out of Ireland match

He has returned to his club for treatment

Daryl Murphy ruled out of Ireland match

Daryl Murphy. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Newcastle United's Daryl Murphy has been ruled out of Ireland's match against Wales this week.

The forward has returned to his club for treatment on a calf injury.

Ireland's Daryl Murphy celebrates scoring their second goal of the game. Image: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Manager Martin O'Neill has had to deal with a mini injury crisis this week and is alreay without Wes Hoolahan, Harry Arter, Ciaran Clark and Shane Duffy while James McCarthy's hamstring is being monitored.

O'Neill has described the current injury list as "the lengthiest list of injuries that I've known since my time here."

The Republic of Ireland surrently top Group D on 10 points, four ahead of their next opponents Wales. Serbia are in second place on eigth points.