IRELAND WON’T HAVE Andy Reid’s services for the upcoming friendly with Serbia next week as the midfielder is set for a spell on the sidelines.
Reid, who has arguably been in the form of his career with Nottingham Forest this season, is struggling with a hernia problem and has been told he will need surgery.
The 31-year-old was named in Martin O’Neill’s 29-man squad for Wednesday’s game in Dublin with the Ireland manager rightly predicting at the time that he would lose a couple of players to injury.
“Unfortunately we’ve lost Andy to a hernia,” Forest boss Billy Davies told the club’s website.
“He’ll be having an operation this week but I’d expect him to be out for around four to six weeks after that.”
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