Westwood and Walters out of Ireland squad

Injury forces withdrawal

Jonathan Walters and Kieren Westwood have withdrawn from the Ireland squad to face Germany and Kazakhstan. They will be replaced by Paul Green and Stephen Henderson, respectively.

Walters was classed as a doubt following a 70th minute substitution during yesterday’s game between Stoke City and Fulham. Following a medical examination the player has been ruled unfit to play.

Westwood has also withdrawn to receive medical treatment during the international break.