NORWICH’S WES HOOLAHAN has pulled out of the Ireland squad only hours after being called up by Giovanni Trapattoni to replace the injured Darron Gibson.
The star had been set to be part of the squad for the friendly against Serbia on August 15.
A statement from the FAI released this evening read as follows:
“Wes Hoolahan has been unable to answer Giovanni Trapattoni’s call up this evening. The player was disappointed but due to an Achilles tendon flare up, he requires rest during this period.
“Hoolahan had been called up to replace Darron Gibson who suffered a tear to his left thigh during Everton’s pre-season training.”
It remains unclear whether or not Trapattoni will opt to call up another player in place of the Norwich man.