Defender Kevin Foley has lost his race to be fit for Euro 2012 and has been replaced in the final 23-man Republic of Ireland squad by Paul McShane.
Foley has been trying to shake off a hamstring injury but the Wolves player has now become the second man to be sent home after Birmingham midfielder Keith Fahey’s departure at the weekend. McShane is in Italy with the party after being drafted in as defensive cover amid a series of fitness worries.
Paul Green was Fahey’s replacement.
The former Derby county player was called up after Fahey was forced to admit defeat following a scan on a groin problem on Saturday night. Green, 28, is currently without a club after turning down the offer of a new contract from Derby earlier this month. The ex-Rams midfielder has 10 Republic of Ireland caps.
Fahey, 29, scored scored the opening goal of Republic’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign in Armenia.