James McCarthy out of Ireland squad to play Gibraltar and Germany through injury
The Everton midfielder has an outside chance of coming back in to face the world champions.
James McCarthy has been left out of Martin O'Neill's final squad to play Gibraltar and Germany in the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers due to a persistent thigh injury.
The 23-year-old may be considered for the Germany game if his condition improves, according to reports.
Seamus Coleman has recovered from a concussion and is named in the panel.
Goalkeeper Darron Randolph; defenders Stephen Kelly, Paul McShane, Damien Delaney and Shane Duffy; midfielders Andy Reid and Paul Green; and forwards Simon Cox and Conor Sammon are all dropped from the provisional 37-man squad named two weeks ago but remain on stand-by.
Ireland face Gibraltar next Saturday at the Aviva Stadium, before the German game in Gelsenkirchen three days later.
Goalkeepers: David Forde, Shay Given, Keiren Westwood, Rob Elliot.
Defenders: Richard Keogh, Marc Wilson, Seamus Coleman, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce, Ciaran Clark, Stephen Ward.
Midfielders: Jeff Hendrick, Glenn Whelan, Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington,James McClean, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler, Wes Hoolahan.
Forwards: Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Jon Walters, Daryl Murphy, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Stokes.