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Reid doubtful for Cyprus clash
By Stephen Bramley. Last Updated: 17/10/07 3:28pm
Reid: Major doubt
Andy Reid is a major concern for Republic of Ireland ahead of their Euro 2008 qualifier against Cyprus at Croke Park on Wednesday.
The Charlton midfielder produced a man-of-the-match performance in the creditable goalless draw against Germany on Saturday night, but twisted an ankle in the process and is now rated a major doubt.
Reid played no part in Tuesday's training session and faces a late fitness test ahead of the Group D clash.
His loss would be a major blow for boss Steve Staunton who is already without Richard Dunne and Lee Carsley, who are both ruled out through suspension.
Wolves' Darren Potter, who has been troubled by a hamstring injury, is on standby if Reid misses out.
However, Staunton is able to call upon Paul McShane, who has completed his suspension and is likely to replace Dunne, while Stephen Hunt could slot in for Carsley.
Manchester United's John O'Shea is also expected to return after his ankle injury but Shane Long is out after picking up a groin strain against Germany.
With qualification now a distant dream, Staunton will be hoping his side can finish in third spot behind Germany and Czech Republic.
He will also be keen to exact revenge on Cyprus, who hammered Ireland 5-2 in Nicosia a year ago.
European Championship Qualifying
Wed 17th Oct - Group A
Kazakhstan1 - 2Portugal
Azerbaijan1 - 6Serbia
Belgium3 - 0Armenia
Wed 17th Oct - Group E
Russia2 - 1England
Macedonia3 - 0Andorra
Wed 17th Oct - Group B
Ukraine5 - 0Faroe Isl
Georgia2 - 0Scotland
France2 - 0Lithuania
Wed 17th Oct - Group C
Turkey0 - 1Greece
Malta2 - 3Moldova
Bos&Herz0 - 2Norway
Wed 17th Oct - Group F
Denmark3 - 1Latvia
Liechtenstein3 - 0Iceland
Sweden1 - 1N Ireland
Wed 17th Oct - Group G
Luxembourg0 - 2Romania
Holland2 - 0Slovenia
Albania1 - 1Bulgaria
Wed 17th Oct - Group D
S Marino1 - 2Wales
Rep Ire1 - 1Cyprus
Germany0 - 3Czech Rep
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