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Breaking: Harry Arter Included In Ireland Squad For Denmark And Wales

Breaking: Harry Arter Included In Ireland Squad For Denmark And Wales

He's back. While Declan Rice's international future is still up in the air, Harry Arter has returned to the fold. The Cardiff City midfielder has been included in Martin O'Neill's provisional Ireland squad to face Denmark and Wales later this month.

Speaking about Arter's return, O'Neill said:

Roy and Harry have had a conversation. Harry is happy to be back and wants to put it behind him. He is happy with the outcome and looking forward to coming in.

Unfortunately, Rice's case is less straight forward: "I've spoken to Declan and the family. They want a little bit more time to make his mind up. He hasn't made a decision yet. I am hopeful."

Richie Towell's recent form for Rotherham has also earned him his first call up. We are of course without injured captain Seamus Coleman, along with Stephen 'WhatsApp' Ward and Jon Walters.

Republic of Ireland Provisional Squad

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Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Colin Doyle (Hearts), Sean McDermott (Kristiansund BK)

Defenders: Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Richard Keogh (Derby County), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Kevin Long (Burnley), John Egan, Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff City)

Midfielders: Alan Judge (Brentford), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa), Alan Browne (Preston North End), Shaun Williams (Millwall), David Meyler (Reading), Harry Arter (Cardiff City*), Daryl Horgan (Hibernian), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke City), Richie Towell (Rotherham United*)

Forwards: Shane Long (Southampton), Graham Burke, Callum Robinson, Sean Maguire (Preston North End), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth)

Meanwhile, Denmark have also announced their squad this morning and Christian Eriksen isn't part of it, with the Spurs midfielder ruled out due to an abdomnial injury.

Mark Farrelly
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