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Ireland are hoping to get a clearer picture on Dara O'Shea's injury today. Photo: Sportsfile

Ireland are hoping to get a clearer picture on Dara O'Shea's injury today. Photo: Sportsfile

Ireland are hoping to get a clearer picture on Dara O'Shea's injury today. Photo: Sportsfile

Callum Robinson is expected to deliver a boost for Stephen Kenny by coming into the equation for the Dublin double-header with Azerbaijan and Serbia.

The in-form West Brom attacker tested positive for Covid-19 in the aftermath of his club’s league win at Blackburn on August 21.

He needed to serve a 10-day isolation period and there were question marks over whether he would come out of that fit enough to play against Azerbaijan tomorrow and Serbia on Tuesday.

Preston’s Alan Browne missed Wednesday’s heartbreaker in Portugal due to being a close contact but he is also carrying a knock.

The FAI were waiting for formal notification from West Brom on Robinson last night, but the vibes are good and he would be a strong contender to start at the Aviva Stadium once medics are satisfied he’s ready for the challenge. It would strengthen Kenny’s hand in attack.

West Brom are actually waiting for news from the Irish camp after Dara O’Shea underwent a scan on the ankle injury he sustained in Faro, with the status of his fitness set to become clearer today.

However, there is good news about Matt Doherty who, according to his manager, felt “unwell” during the second half before Cristiano Ronaldo’s late brace.

He appears to have recovered and is in the frame for Azerbaijan tomorrow evening with the team set to train at the Aviva Stadium today as part of a plan to become more comfortable in their home surroundings.

They have also moved base to the city centre.

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