Republic of Ireland manager O'Neill sweating on McCarthy fitness ahead of Georgia clash
Midfielder McCarthy has not kicked a ball for Everton since August 23 and missed the opening qualifier in Serbia after undergoing groin surgery, and he met up with his country on Sunday with club manager Ronald Koeman urging Ireland to look after him.
O’Neill is adamant he will not risk a player who is a key member of his strongest team unless he is convinced he is fully fit ahead of the game at the Aviva Stadium with a trip to Moldova three days later.
“I’ve been involved in club management for quite some considerable time, less so as an international manager. I have never played anyone... read more
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